208 East Brier - Burnet, Texas 78611 | Phone: 512-756-2124 | Fax: 512-715-5135
Director of Special Programs
Coordinator of Special Programs & District Testing
Special Programs Secretary
Special Programs Secretary
IDEA is the collection of federal regulations for special education that ensures a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) for students with disabilities that attend public schools. IDEA requires that each public school provide services to eligible special education students in the least restrictive environment (LRE) and in accordance with each student’s individualized education program (IEP).
The purpose of the Rules and Regulations Side-By-Side is to help educators, parents, and other stakeholders to better understand the federal regulations, including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Texas Education Code (TEC), and the Texas Administrative Code (TAC), which is the Commissioner's and State Board of Education (SBOE) Rules.
The Texas Behavior Support Initiative (TBSI) is a state-level training mandated by Senate Bill 1196 and the Texas Administrative Code §89.1053. The TBSI training is designed to provide foundational knowledge for the use of positive behavior interventions and supports for all students, including those with disabilities.
School-wide Positive Behavior Support is a systems approach to establishing social, cultural, and behavioral supports needed for all children in a school to achieve both social and academic success.
In Texas, a student’s IEP must include transition discussion by their 14th birthday (TEC §29.011).
This discussion must include a statement of needed transition services, including instruction, related services, community experiences, employment, and other post school adult living objectives, and if appropriate, acquisition of daily living skills and functional vocational evaluation.
The Transition and Employment Guide required by HB 617 from the 83rd Texas Legislature has been developed by TEA and a team of stakeholders.The Texas Transition and Employment Guide provides youth, young adults, parents, and professionals with secondary transition resources to facilitate a young person’s progress towards post-secondary goals to education, employment, and community living.
Summer Camp Opportunities
What is On The Right Track?
Using the Self-Directed Search System, students will be grouped into small groups based upon their career track, functioning, and age. They will then engage in fun, hands-on activities, specific to that career track, designed to expose them to the soft and hard skills, postsecondary education, job market conditions, and availability of those careers. Specific activities include listening to guest speakers in their interest area, researching post-secondary degree options, and practicing interviewing and other needed soft skills for workplace success. In addition, 2 social activities will be offered during the day to provide specific opportunities to connect with their peers and practice the soft skills needed to become competitively employed.