Category Archives: Special Education

HISD employee graduates with doctoral degree alongside sister

HISD Executive Officer of Specialized Learning and Services Khechara Bradford received her Doctoral Degree in Professional Leadership from the University of Houston-College of Education this past weekend alongside her sister, Ayana Lebron, who serves as Director of Special Education for Spring ISD.

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Thomas MS SpEd classrooms upgraded thanks to WithMerci Foundation

NFL veteran and philanthropist Whitney Mercilus is once again giving back to HISD students by expanding his WithMerci Foundation’s life-skills program to Thomas Middle School.

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Notice of Destruction of Special Education Records

Special Education records which have been collected by the Houston Independent School District (HISD) related to the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or the provision of Special Education in the district, must be maintained under state and federal laws for a period of five years after Special Education services have ended for the student. Special Education services end when the student is no longer eligible for services, graduates, completes his or her educational program at age 22, or moves from the district.

This notification is to inform parents/guardians and former students of HISD’s intent to destroy the Special Education records of students who are no longer receiving Special Education services as of the end of the 2015-2016 school year.  These records will be destroyed in accordance with state law unless the parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student notifies the school district otherwise.

After five years, the records are no longer useful to the district, but they may be useful to the parent/guardian or former student in applying for Social Security benefits, rehabilitation services, college entrance, etc.  The parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student may request the records in writing or in person at the following address:

Houston ISD Records & Information Management Department
4400 W. 18th Street Building B
Houston, Texas 77092
Phone: 713-556-6055
Fax: 713-556-7010
Email: recordsmanagement@houstonisd.org

Requests for records must be received prior to December 17, 2021.

HISD Teacher Job Fair - Saturday July 24

HISD hosting teacher job fair on July 24

The Houston Independent School District is hosting a teacher job fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at the Delmar Fieldhouse, 2020 Mangum Road, 77092. Check in time is 8:30 a.m.

Candidates will have the opportunity to meet principals and other leaders and take part in on-the-spot interviews.

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Parents invited to take survey on Autism Services meetings

The Office of Special Education Services invites parents to take part in a survey on its Autism Services meetings for the upcoming school year.

The brief survey helps determine what topics will be covered in next year’s parent meetings. The meetings are an opportunity for parents of children with autism to engage with other parents, learn what’s happening in the classroom, and hear about new research developments.

The survey can be found at bit.ly/auparentsurvey. Please complete the survey by August 16, 2021.

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Special Education Spring Virtual Parent Summit set for April 24

The Houston Independent School District will hold its 2021 Special Education Spring Virtual Parent Summit on Saturday, April 24.

The summit will provide parents with the opportunity to meet with Special Education professionals and attend online learning sessions. HISD aims to better support families and empower them to be a partner in their child’s education.

The summit is a half day virtual event and will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Spanish translations of the sessions will also be available. Attendance is free; however, registration is required. Register to attend at bit.ly/SPEDSpringParentSummit21.

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