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Special Education

  • What is so special about Special Education?

    We believe that all children can learn and are entitled to educational opportunities that match their ability to learn. Numerous programs are available for children with disabilities from birth through age twenty-one through the department of special education at Royse City ISD. To receive special education services, a child must meet criteria defined by the Texas Education Agency (TEA).

    Each school has a Student Teacher Assistance Team, which reviews all information and, if appropriate, refers the student for a comprehensive assessment. Our dedicated staff of diagnosticians and licensed school psychologist administer appropriate assessments to obtain the needed information about the child’s strengths and needs. An Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD) committee will then review all of the available data and determine whether a child qualifies for services.


    What is the purpose of the ARD committee?

    ARD is an acronym for the Admission, Review and Dismissal committee. This committee, which includes the parent, an administrator, teacher, and other staff familiar with the student’s needs, makes all decisions concerning the educational program/services of a student referred to or receiving special education support.

Special Education Staff

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Medicaid Notification

  • Notification

    Local Education Agencies (LEAs), such as school districts, are eligible to receive federal Medicaid reimbursement for medically necessary services provided to their special education students when the services meet the requirements of the state’s School-Based Medicaid program and are provided in accordance with the student’s IEPs (§300.154(d)(2)(i)-(iii) ).

    The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA) and the Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA) require schools to notify parents that the district participates in this program. The district utilizes services ordered in the IEP and the Medicaid identification number, in conjunction with the state Medicaid Agency and our Medicaid billing agent, to receive reimbursements for these services from the School-Based Medicaid program.

    The district’s participation in this program in no way impacts the services being provided to the student nor impacts the family’s Medicaid benefits. At any time, parents can notify the school district in the event they no longer want the district to access student information for the purposes of seeking reimbursements through this program.


    Las Agencias locales de la Educación (LEAs) , como distritos de escuela, tienen derecho a recibir reembolso federal de Medicaid para servicios médicamente necesarios proporcionó as us estudiantes especiales de la educación cuando los servicious encuentran los requisites del programa Escuela-Basados del estado Medicaid y son proporcionados de acuerdo con IEPs de los estudiantes (§300.154(d)(2)(i)-(iii) ).

    Los Individous con Acto de Mejora de Educación de Incapacidades de 2004 (IDEA) y los Derechos Familiares de Educativo e Intimidad Actúan (FERPA) require las escuelas a notificar a padres que el distrito toma parte en este programa. El distrito utiliza servicios ordenados en el IEP y el número de identificación de Mediciad , en conjución con la Agencia del estado Medicaid y nuestro Medicaid que facturan a agente, para recibir reembolsos para estos servicios del programa Escuela-Basado de Medicaid

    La participación del distrito en este programa impresiona de ninguna manera los servicios para ser proporcionados al estudiante ni impresionsan beneficios de Medicaid de la familia. En tiempo, los padres pueden notificar el distrito de la escuela en caso ellos ya no deseanque el distrito conseguir acceso a información de estudiante para los fines de buscar reembolsos por este programa.

Helpful Links

  • SPEDTEX Special Education Information Center

    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

    Email: inquire@spedtex.org

    Live Chat: www.spedtex.org

  • Following is a list of disabilities that may determine a student’s eligibility for Special Education Services:

    • Deaf or Hard of Hearing 
    • Autism 
    • Deaf-Blind 
    • Emotional Disturbance 
    • Learning Disability 
    • Intellectual Disability
    • Multiple Disabilities 
    • Orthopedic Impairment 
    • Other Health Impairment 
    • Speech Impairment 
    • Traumatic Brain Injury 
    • Visual Impairment 
    • Non categorical Early Childhood