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Special Education

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.

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.  

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

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. 

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.
Parent's Guide to the ARD Process   

All state requirements concerning child find, referral, evaluation, and determination of eligibility are applicable.  

2023-2024 Homeschool Plan    

Notice of Procedural Safeguards
Aviso Sobre Procedimientos de Proteccion   

Student Handbook Statement

Student Handnook Statement (English)

Student Handbook Statement (Spanish)

Significant Disproportionality

Significant Disproportionality/ Texas Education Agency

State and Federal Updates

In accordance with state record retention policy, all special education records from the 2015-2016 school year to the 2016-2017 school year will be destroyed after the 2023-2024 school year.  If you wish to retrieve your special education records, please contact Donna Bird.

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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.

Contact information:

Phone: 1-855-773-3839


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Contact the MISD Special Programs Department
309 Main Street, PO Box 40,
Texas 76064 (972) 435-1080  
FAX: (972) 435-1068    
Interim Director: Melissa Wolfe
Assistant: Donna Bird  
Diagnostician Primary School + LSK Elementary: Jessica Benton
ARD facilitator: Middle School + High School: Kelley Dively 


MISD Special Programs Department

Jessica Benton

Jessica Benton

Titles: District Diagnostician
Phone Numbers:
School: 972-435-1080
Donna Bird

Donna Bird

Titles: Special Programs Secretary
Phone Numbers:
School: 972-435-1080
Kelley Dively

Kelley Dively

Titles: ARD Facilitator
Phone Numbers:
School: 972-435-1080
Melissa Wolfe

Melissa Wolfe

Titles: Interim Special Programs Director
Phone Numbers:
School: 972-435-1080