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Special education is defined under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as specially designed instruction, at no cost to parents, to meet the unique needs of a student with a disability.  Related services are supportive services that are required to assist a student with a disability to benefit from special education.
Fabens ISD provides a continuum of educational programs and support services in the least restrictive environment (to the maximum extent appropriate) for all students identified with a disability. Our mission is to improve student performance academically, emotionally and socially in order for our students to achieve their individual goals that will allow them to be successful and contributing members of their community while they are in school and after graduation.
Additionally, our district Response to Intervention (RtI) process through the campus Student Assistance Teams (SAT) is implemented in a way that does not unduly delay or deny special education evaluations where students are suspected of having disabilities and needing special education services.  A referral for a special education evaluation can occur at any point in the RtI process, as RtI is not required prior to referral for special education.
Please contact me at the phone number listed below for policy information prohibiting harassment and bullying, for non-discrimination on the basis of disability, for procedures for reporting and resolving complaints (whether under special education or Section 504), for questions on evaluations/referrals to our department, or for any other questions, comments or concerns you may have.
Jorge Saenz, M.Ed.
Executive Director of Special Programs
Address: 603 NE Camp St.
Phone: (915) 765-2690
Fax: (915) 764-3744

Latest News

Notice: 3rd Nine-Weeks Progress Reports

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Our online IEP software system (SuccessEd) had an error to the end of the 3rd nine-weeks period. It read March 8, 2019 rather than the correct date of March 15, 2019. The progress reports for some students have the wrong date (March 8th). We apologize for the error. Your child's goals reflect progress through March 15th. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call me at 915-765-2690.

Jorge Saenz, M.Ed.
Director of Special Education
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Summer Job Information Meeting

A big thanks to Workforce Solutions who visited Fabens to inform
parents of students with special needs about the summer work programs and continuing education options available upon High School graduation.
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Success Ed Training

Thank you to district counselors and diagnosticians for attending the SuccessEd training on September 4, 2018! This training brought our staff members the latest technology with expert knowledge and experience to put time saving data management in the hands of our educators. This will help with compliance and services provided to students in Special Education, Section 504 and Response to Intervention (RTI).
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