Updates in Special Education: SB 139 Notice to Families

Banner: SPED SB 139 Notice


Apr 2020
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This information is also posted on the Special Education page.

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.

Questions regarding this notice can be directed to or to Jenny Clark, Director of Special Education, at

Media Contact:
Maddie Coe, Director of Communications

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