Special Education Department

  • Purpose

    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 that meet the needs of the growing community. As the needs of the population change, Red Oak ISD modifies programs to meet student needs.

    Child-Centered Process

    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

    Child Find

    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 need special education and related services—must be identified, located, and evaluated.

    Parental Involvement

    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.

    Private School Students

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

  • Rachel Kistner
    Rachel Kistner
    Director of Special Education

    Office Hours:

    Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Contact:

    Linda Wolaver
    Secretary to the Director

    Email Linda Wolaver

    Red Oak ISD
    PO Box 9000
    109 W. Red Oak Road
    Red Oak, Texas 75154
    Phone: 972-617-5895
    Fax: 972-617-4788