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Rachel Kistner<br>Director of Special Education
Rachel Kistner
Director of Special Education


Red Oak ISD strives to provide appropriate programs for all students. The district provides facilities, personnel, and supportive services to aid students in learning at the pace and in the manner most appropriate for their capabilities. Dedicated educators continually strive to plan, establish, and implement special education programs which meet the needs of the growing community. As the needs of the population change, Red Oak ISD modifies programs to meet student needs.


Students from ages 3 through 21, (birth through 21 with visual or auditory impairment) residing within the Red Oak ISD boundaries, may be eligible for special education services. Parents, teachers, and other Red Oak ISD staff identify and refer these students for a Full and Individual Evaluation (FIE). An Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee determines the student’s eligibility and educational need based on state criteria.  Full and Individual Evaluations are available by appropriate referral to students residing within Red Oak ISD. Evaluation personnel serve each school by administering evaluations, making recommendations for IEP development, and assisting school staff. 
Child with a disability means a child evaluated in accordance with IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) as having and who, by reason thereof, needs special education and related services.
  • Orthopedic Impairment

  • Other Health Impairment

  • Auditory Impairment

  • Visual Impairment

  • Deaf-Blindness

  • Intellectual Disability

  • Emotional Disturbance

  • Specific Learning Disability

  • Speech/Language Impairment

  • Autism

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Multiple Disabilities

  • Non-Categorical Early Childhood


The Special Education Program in Red Oak ISD is ready and anxious to serve all eligible students. All children with disabilities residing in the State, regardless of the severity of their disabilities, and who are in need of special education and related services, must be identified, located, and evaluated. 


Parents are an important resource and support for our students and significantly contribute to their success. Their participation is a vital component of the total educational process. Parents and the school form a team effort to provide quality services to exceptional children.


All state requirements concerning child find, referral, evaluation, and determination of eligibility are applicable.

Contact Information
Linda Wolaver; Secretary to the Director

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Summer Hours:
Monday - Thursday
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

PO Box 9000
109 W. Red Oak Road
Red Oak, Texas 75154
Phone: 972-617-5895
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109 W. Red Oak Road | PO Box 9000 | Red Oak, TX 75154 | PH: (972) 617-2941 | FX: (972) 617-4333