Del Valle Independent School District offers a free appropriate public education to all children ages 3-21 who have been identified as a child with a disability under IDEA.
If a child is experiencing learning difficulties, the parent may contact the person listed below to learn about the district’s overall general education process. This system links students to a variety of support options, including referral for a special education evaluation if needed. Students having difficulty in the regular classroom should be considered for the Response to Intervention (RTI) process.
At any time, a parent is entitled to request an evaluation in writing for special education services. Within a reasonable amount of time, the district must decide if the evaluation is needed. If an evaluation is needed, the parent will be notified and asked to provide informed written consent for the evaluation. The district must complete the initial evaluation within a reasonable amount of time from the date the district receives the written consent. The Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee must meet to discuss the evaluation with the parent and determine the need for special education services.
If the district determines that the evaluation is not needed, the district will provide the parent with a written notice that explains why the child will not be evaluated. This written notice will include a statement that informs the parent of their rights if they disagree with the district. Additionally, the notice must inform the parent how to obtain a copy of the Notice of Procedural Safeguards – Rights of Parents of Students with Disabilities.
The designated office to contact regarding options for a child experiencing learning difficulties or a referral for evaluation for special education is the Special Services Department at 512-386-3080.