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Special Education Department

Farmersville ISD believes all children are entitled to educational opportunities consistent with their ability to learn. Numerous programs are available for children with disabilities from birth through age twenty-one.
Farmersville ISD provides specially designed instruction for students with disabilities in a variety of settings or combinations of settings. We recognize and encourage parent participation. It is an essential and vital element of the total education process. Together, parents and the school form a team to determine quality services for these exceptional children. We encourage parents to participate in ARD meetings, ask questions, and work closely with their child’s teacher and school.
Several principles apply when decisions are made by an ARD Committee about services to individual students, including:
  • Decisions are always based upon an evaluation of the student's current level of functioning and the unique needs of the child.
  • Whenever possible, the student is served on his/her home campus.
  • Students are not grouped by disability but by educational need.
  • The educational setting is not defined by the teacher's role but by the student's needs.
  • The instructional arrangement is assigned to the student, and special education teachers may provide a variety of services throughout the day.
  • Most students receive instruction in a variety of settings throughout the day with an emphasis on opportunities to interact with age-appropriate non-disabled peers.
These services may be provided to children who qualify for them based on an educational need:
  • Audiology
  • Counseling
  • Transportation
  • Physical and Occupational Therapy
  • Adapted Physical Education
  • Parent Training
  • Vision Services
  • Assistive Technology
For more information, please contact:
Sarah Magee
Director of Special Populations