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Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES)

Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES) are online accounts made available to eligible parents of students with disabilities that have been impacted by COVID-19 school closures.  Families of students with eligible disabilities can use the online accounts to obtain goods and services up to a specific dollar amount that supplement what otherwise happens in school to help their child make more educational progress (TEA, 2020).  
TEA Webpage for SSES

TEA Resources on Special Education in Texas

The documents on this TEA link were created by TEA as general resources for families on the topics of Dyslexia, IDEA, MTSS, and Section 504.  
TEA Webpage for Resources  

Senate Bill 139 Notice to Families

In 2019, the 86th Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 139 (SB 139), which requires Texas local education agencies (LEAs) to distribute the following notice to parents:   
Updates to Special Education (English)
Updates to Special Education (Spanish)

To request an evaluation for special education, please contact one of your child's campus administrators.   

Compensatory Special Education Services

Compensatory services are used to help students make up for progress or skills they lost when their special education services were not provided.  Please click the link below from TEA for more information: 
Information for Families (English)
Information for Families (Spanish)


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.

Contact information:
Phone: 1-855-773-3839
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The Legal Framework

Visit The Legal Framework to obtain copies of Notice of Procedural Safeguards and Parent's Guide to the ARD Process.

State and Federal Activity Updates Regarding Significant Disproportionality Requirements

State and Federal Activity Updates Regarding Significant Disproportionality (