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Who Are We?

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD is committed to providing quality services to students with disabilities. This commitment is based upon the belief that special education is a service and not a place. Each student identified with a disability and a demonstrated educational need for special education services is provided access to the general curriculum and opportunities to progress in the general curriculum.

A team of stakeholders, including parents, teachers, administrators, and other specialists, work together to develop an Individual Education Plan (IEP) to address each student’s educational needs, followed by consideration of the type and level of support each student needs to meet IEP goals.

GCISD adheres to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and ensures that every student with disabilities is placed in the Least Restrictive Environment needed to allow success in achieving IEP goals.


Additional Information

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TEA Required Posting

TEA Resources

Texas Education Agency - Special Education
http://tea.texas.gov/

TEA Student Handbook Statement:
ENGLISH
SPANISH

Texas Transition and Employment Guide
Texas Transition and Employment Guide website

Other Language Link

Pathways - The Texas Transition & Employment Guide to a Successful Life After High School for Students with Disabilities PDF

TEA Updates in Special Education
Information Flyer (English)
Information Flyer (en español)

Resources on Special Education in Texas
https://tea.texas.gov/academics/special-student-populations/special-education/resources 

TEA Compensatory Services
Information for Families - English
Information for Families - en español

The Dyslexia Handbook 2021 Updates
TEA Flyer: Information for Families to Understand (English)
TEA Flyer: Cambios que las Familias deben Entender (en español)

Significant Disproportionality
Significant Disproportionality
Updates

TEA Supplemental Special Education Services
SSES English Resource Flyer
SSES Resource Flyer - en español

TEA Supplemental Special Education Services+ (Medically Fragile)
SSES+ English Resource Flyer
SSES+ Resource Flyer - en español

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
https://sites.ed.gov/idea/

Legal Framework
http://framework.esc18.net/display/Webforms/LandingPage.aspx

Procedural Safeguards
Procedural Safeguards - English
Procedural Safeguards - en español
SPEDtex

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: 1-855-733-3839
Email: i[email protected]
LIVE CHAT: www.spedtex.org

Staff/District Contacts

Dr. JoAnn Wiechmann
JoAnn Wiechmann, Ed.D.
Executive Director of Special Services
[email protected]
817-251-5531
Audrey Thomas
Audrey Thomas, M.A.
Director of Special Services
[email protected]
817-251-5504
Ticia Terlouw
Ticia Terlouw
Coordinator of Special Services
[email protected]
817-251-5532
Mary Marion
Mary Marion
Coordinator of Special Services
Transition & Employment Services Designee ("TED")
[email protected]
817-251-5343
  Lara Cantu
Lara Cantu
Coordinator of Special Services
[email protected]
817-251-5736

Transition Guide


  


Announcements

Parent Access to Special Education Documents
Parents and guardians will receive access to their child's special education documents through our secure eStar Parent Portal. Parents will be notified by email when a document is shared with them. They can then log into eStar to view the documents. For additional information on Parent Access to Special Education Documents, click here.


Record destruction schedule set by state regulations

Consistent with the notification requirements set forth in federal and state regulations regarding the destruction of confidential records, Special Education records for students withdrawn, dismissed or graduated on or before June 2017 will be destroyed June 01, 2025 (34 CFR 300.624).

If you have any questions about this process or about student specific records, you may contact personnel at GCISD's Special Services Department at (817) 251-5488.