• Special Education

     
    MISSION
    The mission of the Maypearl ISD Special Education Department is to support all students, teachers, support staff, and parents by providing quality special education services.  We will strive to empower all special education students in their pursuit of academic success and emotional and physical well-being, so that each student may have the opportunity to become self-sufficient contributors to society,  high standards are set and maintained to encourage a positive team culture within the district,  Professional growth of all employees is a priority in order to reach the highest potential in delivering appropriate services.  You may reach us at our office at (972) 435-1080.

    PURPOSE
    Maypearl ISD strives to provide appropriate programs for all students. The district provides facilities, personnel, and supportive services to aid students in learning at the pace and in the manner most appropriate for their capabilities. Dedicated educators continually strive to plan, establish, and implement special education programs which meet the needs of the growing community. As the needs of the population change, Maypearl ISD modifies programs to meet student needs.
     

    CHILD CENTERED PROCESS
    Students from ages 3 through 21, (birth through 21 with visual or auditory impairment) residing within the Maypearl ISD boundaries, may be eligible for special education services. Parents, teachers, and other Maypearl ISD staff identify and refer these students for a Full and Individual Evaluation (FIE). An Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee determines the student’s eligibility and educational need based on state criteria.  Full and Individual Evaluations are available by appropriate referral to students residing within Maypearl ISD. Evaluation personnel serve each school by administering evaluations, making recommendations for IEP development, and assisting school staff. 
    Child with a disability means a child evaluated in accordance with IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) as having and who, by reason thereof, needs special education and related services.
    • Orthopedic Impairment
    • Other Health Impairment
    • Auditory Impairment
    • Visual Impairment
    • Deaf-Blindness
    • Intellectual Disability
    • Emotional Disturbance
    • Specific Learning Disability
    • Speech/Language Impairment
    • Autism
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Multiple Disabilities
    • Non-Categorical Early Childhood
    CHILD FIND
    The Special Education Program in Maypearl ISD is ready and anxious to serve all eligible students. All children with disabilities residing in the State, regardless of the severity of their disabilities, and who are in need of special education and related services, must be identified, located, and evaluated. 

    PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT
    Parents are an important resource and support for our students and significantly contribute to their success. Their participation is a vital component of the total educational process. Parents and the school form a team effort to provide quality services to exceptional children.
     
    PRIVATE SCHOOL STUDENTS
    All state requirements concerning child find, referral, evaluation, and determination of eligibility are applicable.
     
     
    PROCEDURAL SAFEGUARDS
     
    PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT
    In accorance with state record retention policy, all special education records from the 2007-2008 school year to the 2009-2010 school year will be destroyed on October 26, 2017.  If you wish to retrieve your special education records, please contact Linda Kiefer.
  • Contact the MISD Special Programs Department
    309 Main Street, PO Box 40, Maypearl, Texas 76064
    (972) 435-1080   FAX: (972) 435-1011
     
     Director
     
    Assistant
     
    Diagnostician
    Kimberly Wolfe
     

     

    Special Education Announcement: Students who receive special education services in Maypearl ISD who do not perform satisfactorily on state assessments in 5th grade, 8th grade, or EOC must be awarded an ARD committee meeting prior to the second administration to develop an Accelerated Instruction Plan and consider the need for a second administration of the assessment. The committee may promote the student to the next grade level if the student has made sufficient progress in the measurable academic goals in the student’s IEP. If you have questions concerning these new guidelines per HB 657, please contact Jessica Winningham, Director of Special Education, at 972-435-1080.