Aiding Students Who Have Learning Difficulties or Who Need Special Education or Section 504 Services
Clink the link below for information about support services for students, who to contact about making a referral to special education or Section 504 services, or who to contact to request an evaluation for special education or Section 504 services. This information can also be found in the Student Handbook.
Senate Bill 139: Dissemination of Information About the Special Education Referral Process
Clink the link below for information as it relates to Senate Bill 139 which requires the district to disseminate information about the special education referral process.
STAAR in Grades 5 & 8
For students receiving special education services in grades 5 and 8, who do not perform satisfactorily on the first administration of the STAAR reading and/or math assessment, the ARD committee must meet before the second administration. Clink the link below to learn more about STAAR Reading and STAAR Math in Grades 5 and 8.
School Health and Related Services (SHARS)
Lake Dallas ISD participates in the School Health and Related Services (SHARS) program. This program is for children who have public benefits (Medicaid) and also receive special education services at school. The program allows schools to bill Medicaid for some of the special education services. Examples are speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychological services, assistance with daily living skills, etc. This program helps LDISD receive money that it otherwise wouldn’t have. Click the link below for important information about the SHARS program.
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. The procedural safeguards are important. They are designed to help parents of children with disabilities understand their rights under IDEA. Click the link below to access the Procedural Safeguards.