TEA Parent Focus Groups – Special Education Corrective Actions

Texas Project First has just released the following update:

During the 2016-2017 school year, the United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) performed a series of onsite monitoring visits to review Texas’ compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The final report was provided to TEA on January 10, 2018.

The findings from that report require TEA to develop a plan to address four corrective actions. An integral part of the plan development process will be the gathering of input from stakeholders and other interested Texans.

TEA will be conducting a series of focus group meetings targeting district leaders, parents of students with disabilities, teachers and service providers, and students within Region 2.   These meetings will be held prior to the final plan being submitted to OSEP on April 18, 2018.

Interested parents are invited to attend the focus group meeting in their area. Each meeting will include up to 25 participants and registration is required.

Region 1 Focus Group

Wed., Feb. 14, 2018
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD Special Education Department Building
900 E. Birch, Alamo, TX 78516

Register at www.esc1.net/staffdevelopment  –  WS#80458

Region 2 Focus Group

Mon., Feb. 26, 2018
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Region 2 Education Service Center, Garcia El
209 North Water, Corpus Christi, TX  78401

Register at https://www.escweb.net/tx_r2/catalog/session.aspx?session_id=1446504

Region 5 Focus Group

Mon., Feb. 12, 2018
3:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.
4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. (if 1st meeting is full)
Beaumont Independent School District
Administration – Boardroom
3395 Harrison Ave.Beaumont, TX 77706

Register at https://txr5.escworks.net/catalog/session.aspx?session_id=204770

Region 12 Focus Group

Friday, Feb. 16, 2018
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Education Service Center Region 12
2101 West Loop 340, Waco, TX 76712

Register at  https://goo.gl/HKCvC2

Region 13 Focus Groups

Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. and
6:45 pm to 7:45 pm, if needed
Pflugerville ISD
Timmerman Elementary
412 Swenson Farms Blvd., Pflugerville, Tx 78660

Register at https://esc13.wufoo.com/forms/2018-tea-parent-focus-group-input/

Thurs., Feb. 15, 2018
5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. and
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., if needed
Hays CISD
McCormick Middle School
5700 Dacy Lane, Buda, Tx 78610

Register at https://esc13.wufoo.com/forms/2018-tea-parent-focus-group-input/

Region 18 Focus Group

Mon., Feb. 12, 2018
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Ector County ISD Annex
804 N. Sam Houston, Odessa, TX 79760

Register at https://www.escweb.net/tx_r18/catalog/session.aspx?session_id=355537

Region 20 Focus Groups

Mon., Feb. 26, 2018
4:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.
San Antonio ISD – David G. Burnet Center
406 Barrera Street,San Antonio, TX 78210

Register for Session # 50337

Tues., Feb. 27, 2018
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Uvalde CISD – Benson Education Complex
Benson Education Complex
601 Dean St., Uvalde, TX 78801

Register for Session # 50338

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2 comment on “TEA Parent Focus Groups – Special Education Corrective Actions

  1. Angela Hartfelder

    Parents in my region are being told that only those who are *currently* already receiving services under Special Education are allowed to sign up for the focus groups. Do you know if this is correct? That would eliminate participation by those families who were denied SpEd for Dyslexia and/or related disorders, and/or never received an FIE for Dyslexia and related learning disorders. (Which is a large part of the focus of the Corrective Action Plan.)

  2. Chuck Noe

    Angela, that also sounds “odd” to us. It appears that there is a lot of miscommunication, or lack of communication to the sites of the meetings. We have sent an email to the spedtx project at ESC 10. We will post any response that we get, but you or others might want to call them. 855-773-3839 .

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