In October of 2020, the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) required the Texas Education Agency to make several edits to the Procedural Safeguards and the Guide to the ARD Process.
Governor Abbott and the Texas Education Agency has set up a fund for parents and children with special education needs due to the disruptions of COVID-19. These services will be provided under an initiative called Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES). Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES) are on-line accounts for eligible parents/caregivers of students with significant and complex disabilities that have been impacted by COVID-19 school closures. Families of students with eligible disabilities can use the on-line accounts to obtain special educational resources and supplies and/or services such as additional speech therapy or other specific services. SSES credits are up to $1,500 per student to be used to supplement what otherwise happens in school to help students continue to make educational progress.
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Learning Opportunities that Lead to Student Success
The goal of Spring Branch ISD is to provide quality educational experiences that prepare students for post-secondary success. The Special Education Department provides support and resources to schools that enable campus staff to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities and provide meaningful learning opportunities.
To receive special education services, students from age 3 through 21, must meet eligibility requirements as a student with auditory impairment, autism, deaf-blindness, emotional disturbance, intellectual disability, non-categorical early-childhood, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury or visual impairment and as a result, require specially designed instruction to benefit educationally.
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