Aiding Students Who Have Learning Difficulties or Who Need Special Education or Section 504 Services

  • For those students who are having difficulty in the regular classroom, all school districts and open enrollment charter schools must consider tutorial, compensatory, and other academic or behavior support services that are available to all students, including a process based on Response to Intervention (RtI). The implementation of RtI has the potential to have a positive impact on the ability of districts and charter schools to meet the needs of all struggling students.

    If a student is experiencing learning difficulties, his or her parent may contact the individual(s) listed below to learn about the school’s overall general education referral or screening system for support services. This system links students to a variety of support options, including making a referral for a special education evaluation or for a Section 504 evaluation to determine if the student needs specific aids, accommodations, or services.  A parent may request an evaluation for special education or Section 504 services at any time. 

     

    Contact Person for Special Education Referrals:

    The designated person to contact regarding options for a student experiencing learning difficulties or regarding a referral for evaluation for special education services is:

    Contact Person:  Lauri Grisham  (lauri.grisham@wimberleyisd.net)

    Phone Number:  512 847-7567

     

    Please review these links for additional information: 

    Updates-on-Special-Education.pdf     Actualizaciones en Educacion Especial.pdf

    TEA - resources on Special Education in Texas for families

     

    Section 504 Referrals:

    Each school district or charter school must have standards and procedures in place for the evaluation and placement of students in the district’s or charter school’s Section 504 program. Districts and charter schools must also implement a system of procedural safeguards that includes notice, an opportunity for a parent or guardian to examine relevant records, an impartial hearing with an opportunity for participation by the parent or guardian and representation by counsel, and a review procedure.

     

    Contact Person for Section 504 Referrals:

    The designated person to contact regarding options for a student experiencing learning difficulties or regarding a referral for evaluation for Section 504 services is:

    Contact Person:  Sarah Hernandez (sarah.hernandez@wimberleyisd.net) or Lauri Grisham (lauri.grisham@wimberleyisd.net)

    Phone Number:  512 847-7567

     

    Additional Information:

    The following websites provide information and resources for students with disabilities and their families.