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    Mission Statement

    Our staff inspires and challenges all students to reach their full potential.  Our department believes all students can achieve in a safe and supportive atmosphere.

    To achieve this mission, our Special Education Department will:

    1.  Provide an environment of respect where students capitalize on strengths to become independent learners.

    2.  Commit ourselves to a collaborative team approach that meets student needs in the least restrictive environment.

    3.  Create partnerships between parents, teachers, and learners to promote open communication.

    4.  Ensure that a free appropriate public education is available to all children with disabilities.


    What Is So Special About Special Education?

    In Wolfe City Independent School District, we believe that all children can learn and are entitled to educational opportunities that match their ability to learn. Numerous programs are available for children with disabilities from three years of age to twenty-one through the department of special education at Wolfe City ISD.  To receive special education services, a child must meet criteria defined by the Texas Education Agency (TEA).  Each school has a team of educators, which reviews all information and, if appropriate, refers the student for a comprehensive assessment.  Our dedicated staff of: diagnostician, speech language pathologist and/or licensed school psychologist administer appropriate assessments to obtain the needed information about the child’s strengths and needs.  An Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD) committee will then review all of the available data and determine whether a child qualifies for services.

    An ARD committee consists of:  the parent/guardian, an administrator, general education teacher, diagnostician, special education teacher and other staff familiar with the student’s needs.

     

    Sondra Northcutt

    Special Programs Director

    (903) 496-7333 x117

    northcutts@wcisd.net