Melissa ISD participates in the Area 10 Special Olympics, which includes the annual Melissa ISD Special Olympics Track Meet each spring.
For more information on how to become involved through donations or volunteer opportunities, or to find out how your child can participate, please contact Jenny Clark, Director of Special Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-837-1225.
The Legal Framework for the Child-Centered Special Education Process
TEA Guidance for Dyslexia and Related Disorders
Resources & Forms
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.
Live Chat: available on the SpedTex website at www.spedtex.org
Pathways Texas Transition and Employment Guide: English | Spanish | Korean | Chinese | Vietnamese
Delayed or Denied Evaluations &
In an effort to comply with Texas Education Agency regulations, the Melissa Independent School District Special Programs Office will transmit all records requests electronically through the TREx system. If a school district is located out of state and in need of records, please contact Megan Wright at email@example.com or 972-837-1225 to request needed records.
Updates in Special Education
SB 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 a notice to parents containing the following information:
Changes made from 2016 to 2017 in reporting requirements for LEAs regarding special education enrollment in the Performance Based Monitoring Analysis System.
The rights of a child regarding the provision of special education services under both state and federal law.
The process and procedures for initiating a referral for evaluation for special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and TEC Sec. 29.004.
Where to find local policies and procedures related to initiating a referral for evaluation under IDEA.
Please click on your child’s school below to view the notice in English and Spanish.