The Special Education Department is dedicated to providing a comprehensive array of high quality services to students with disabilities. We demand high standards for ourselves as professionals, and have high expectations for the students we serve.
Any school aged child with a disability is entitled to a free, appropriate, public education. San Angelo ISD offers a full continuum of services in a variety of settings. We believe that every child can benefit from instruction within the general education environment, and all planning for students with disabilities begins with this belief. Our district places a high priority on fostering a climate of acceptance and shared responsibility between all stakeholders.
Services for students with disabilities are available on every campus. Except for a small population, most students with disabilities attend their home campus. A wide variety of services and levels of support are provided on each campus. Supports may be provided within the general education classroom by a co-teacher, a paraprofessional, or a tutor; modified curriculum materials are provided when necessary; and students are given specialized instruction outside of the general education classroom, if that is what they need. Each student truly has an “individualized education plan” tailored just for them.
Some students, because of the severity of their disability, or because they have very unique needs, can be served most appropriately in a setting that is centrally located. These programs are centralized so that quality services can be provided to students with similar needs. See our Centralized Programs page for more information on these programs and where they are located.
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Transition and Employment Guide
The transition and employment guide is for students in Texas public schools who may have received special education services due to a disability. It also provides helpful information for parents. This guide has steps that students and parents can take to make sure students are able to find the right work or educational choices after high school. It also tells students where to get the services they will need after high school.
Procedures for Service Animals
The purpose of these procedures is to establish guidelines for the use of service animals by students in the San Angelo Independent School District, including school buildings, vehicles, and other property. These procedures will be used to assist SAISD personnel in handling requests for service animals, including directing parents’ requests to the proper individuals within SAISD, and advising parents of their rights under the relevant laws. For additional information regarding Service Animals, please refer to San Angelo ISD Board Policy FBA(LEGAL).
Notice of Procedural Safeguards - Rights of Parents of Children with Disabilities
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), as amended in 2004, requires schools to provide parents of a child with a disability with a notice containing a full explanation of the procedural safeguards available under IDEA and its implementing regulations. This document, produced by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), is intended to meet this notice requirement and help parents of children with disabilities understand their rights under IDEA.
Destruction of Special Education Records
Notice to parents/guardians and former students regarding the retention and destruction policies concerning Special Education records of students who are no longer receiving Special Education services from the district.