Special Education Department Mission
The mission of PSJA's Special Education Program is to ensure students with disabilities are educated with non-disabled peers in the least restrictive environment determined under each of their Individual Education Plans.
Students who need special education services to progress in school include those with learning disabilities, speech impairments, physical and intellectual disabilities, emotional disturbance, autism, traumatic brain injury and visual & hearing impairments.
Services are available to students beginning on their 3rd birthday, and to students who have not reached their 22nd birthday as of September 1st of the current school year. Students with visual or hearing impairments may receive special education services starting at birth, up through their 22nd birthday.
- Ensure a Free Appropriate Public Education in the least restrictive environment.
- Ensure the rights of students with disabilities and their parents are protected.
- Assess and ensure program effectiveness of the district's efforts to educate students.
Margarita Aguirre,Director of Special EducationMailing Address:P.O. Box 769Pharr, Texas 78577Physical Location:903 N Flag St, Pharr TX 78577Phone Number:(956) 354-2200Fax:(956) 354-3034
Texas Transition and Employment Guide
SB 139 Notice to Families
IDEA, Dyslexia, MTSS, and Section 504
Notice of Procedural Safeguards
Parent's Guide to the ARD Process
The Special Education Information Center (SPEDTex) provides resources and interactive features for increasing family awareness of disabilities and special education processes, with the goal of improving partnerships between schools and families. Authority: IDEA-B Program Guidelines Requirements.
Live Chat: www.spedtex.org
Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES) are on-line accounts made available to eligible parents of students with disabilities that have been impacted by COVID-19 school closures. Families of students with eligible disabilities can use the on-line accounts to obtain goods and services up to a specific dollar amount that supplement what otherwise happens in school to help their child make more educational progress.
Families of students with eligible disabilities can use the on-line accounts to obtain goods and services up to a specific dollar amount that supplement what otherwise happens in school to help their child make more educational progress.
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