Overview

  • The Special Services Department works with campuses to coordinate and support the following programs to ensure all students have access to a quality education and fulfill state and federal compliance:
    • Bilingual/ESL (includes the Dual Language Two Way Program, Dual Language One Way Program, and English as a Second Language, LEP Summer School.)
    • Response to Intervention (provide interventions for students who are not being successful in the core curriculum)
    • Dyslexia (provide Alpha Phonics instruction for identified dyslexic students)
    • At Risk/State Compensatory Education (to identify and provide resources for students identified as At Risk)
    • Section 504 (Students who are determined to (1) have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; or (2) have a record of such an impairment; or (3) be regarded as having such an impairment.)
    • Title I (additional federal support to identified campuses that upgrades the entire educational operation of the campus to support students in their achievement toward meeting the state’s student academic achievement standards; funding based on Economically Disadvantaged students)
    • Title II (additional federal support to increase the academic achievement of all students by helping campuses and districts improve teacher and principal quality and ensure that all teachers are highly qualified)
    • Title III (additional federal support provided to help ensure that children who are English learners (EL), attain English proficiency at high levels in core academic subjects to meet state mandated achievement performance standards)
    • Foster Care Services (assist with collaboration and transition of Foster Care students)
    • Migrant Services (provide services for identified Migrant students)
    • Homeless Students (provide services for identified Homeless students)
    • Pre-Kindergarten (provide identified students a four year old educational program)
    • Spanish Translation (provides campus and district Spanish translation and translator services)

Mission Statement

  • To provide educational support as needed to ensure all students have access to and can enjoy the benefits of a quality education.

Department Staff

  • Director of Special Services
    972.429.2385
    Belinda Feuerbacher

    Belinda Feuerbacher

    Intervention Coordinator
    972.429.2388
    Liz Garrett

    Liz Garrett

    Federal Programs and Grants Coordinator
    972.429.2387
    Sandra Pineda-Hernandez

    Sandra Pineda-Hernandez

    District Translator
    972.429.2384
    Diana Pecorino

    Diana Pecorino

    ELL Coordinator
    972.429.2386
    Jackie Meadows

    Jackie Meadows

    Admin. Assistant for Special Services
    972.429.2383