Special Education Services
It is the mission of the Special Education Services Department to actively respond to the needs of students with disabilities and their families by providing supports that will encourage and foster empowerment, independence, and inclusiveness in all aspects of the educational experience in school and beyond.
The Department of Special Education as well as all the teachers, paras and support staff are excited for school to begin. Remote learning will begin on 8/26/2020, for the District's decision regarding face to face instruction please go to the Denton ISD main information page.
October 19, 2020 Update:
District Update: Hybrid and ConnectedLearning
Beginning Monday, Oct. 26, Denton ISD high school students who selected face-to-face instruction will return to campus on the traditional A/B schedule. October 26 is a “B” day on the calendar. All health and safety protocols will remain in effect.
Families who selected the ConnectedLearning option for their high school student will not be affected and will continue to learn remotely on the A/B schedule. Middle and elementary campus schedules will not be affected.
October 26 is the beginning of the second nine-week grading period, and the Texas Education Agency dictates that during the pandemic, families can switch their method of instruction at the end of each grading period.
If your student is a ConnectedLearner and you wish to switch them to face-to-face Instruction, or vice versa, please complete the appropriate form located on this page: www.dentonisd.org/instructionchange.
The deadline for families to opt into face-to-face learning for the second nine-week grading period has been extended to Tuesday, Oct. 20.
If your student is currently learning face-to-face and you wish for them to continue, parents do not need to complete any form.
For more information or specific questions related to your family’s needs, please contact your student’s campus directly.
Special Education Leadership Team and Debbie Roybal (Executive Director of Special Education)
Important notice regarding special education and Denton ISD Connected Learning:
Special Education services will be available to all students with individual education plans, regardless of their enrollment as a student who attends Denton ISD in-person or via Denton ISD’s Connected Learning Platform. Due to the nature of certain special education services, some services may not be provided in the same manner as they would be if a student was in the classroom. ARD committees will work together to determine in a collaborative and individual manner the setting that is best for each student’s unique needs and may meet more often than usual to adjust services and make recommendations that are in the best interests of each student.