The following resources are designed to facilitate greater understanding of the special education process for parent(s)/guardian(s) of students with disabilities.

Struggling students receiving specially designed instruction
For students with disabilities who receive specially designed instruction and who may not be experiencing academic success, the Department of Special Education requires that an Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) meeting be scheduled to address the matter.

In Snyder ISD, each student's Admission, Review, and Dismissal committee (ARDc) will convene to address any reasonable, necessary interventions. The goal is to create a plan to guide academic achievement and positive behavior for students who receive services.

This process applies to students attending school face-to-face or through virtual-learning.

Campuses will reconvene an ARD to design an Individual Education Plan (IEP) under the following conditions:

  1. the student currently receives specially designed instruction in the subject via an IEP goal

  2. the student receives a failing grade in a subject on their report card, and

  3. the student continues to receive a failing grade in that subject on the next progress report

During the ARD meeting, the committee will review the barriers to success in the identified subject or area. Additionally, the committee will review current services to determine if a change is necessary or if additional, reasonable accommodations are necessary to assist the student in making progress towards the IEP goals and the general curriculum.

If you are concerned about your child’s learning, contact your child’s campus administrator, principal, or teacher(s). You may also contact the Snyder ISD Special Services department.

In addition, 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.

SPEDTex can be reached by phone at 1-855-773-3839, by email at inquire@spedtex.org, or through a live chat feature online at www.spedtex.org.

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