• Special Education 

    Welcome to RMA Public School's Special Education Program. Here you will find answers to frequently asked questions and informative resources about Special Education within the RMA Public School District.

    Our staff is dedicated to providing the most individualized services possible. Under both federal and state law, the goal of special education is to help students with disabilities become as independent as possible as they move through their educational journey. Further, the law requires that each student should become employable, if possible when they leave the educational setting. This may include opportunities to pursue post-high school education. Every program provided for special education is dedicated to these goals.

     

    Special Education Rules and Regulations

    Section 504 Operational Guidelines

    SB2075, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, provides students with reading disabilities the ability to borrow audiobooks free of charge. 

     

    Information Regarding Delayed or Denied Evaluations & Compensatory Services in both English and Spanish 

    The Education Service Center at Region 20 offers a new Parent Resource webpage. The webpage is full of specific parent resources for all types of topics, ranging from academic resources to bullying to financial aid to substance abuse, along with specific special education resources and much more.

    The Notice of Procedural Safeguards 

    The Notice of Procedural Safeguards explains the rights and responsibilities of parents under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  Parents must be provided this document once a year and with the following circumstances:

    • Upon initial referral or on request for evaluation; 
    • Upon the first occurrence of the filing of a due process hearing or special education complaint during a school year; 
    • Upon a disciplinary change of placement; or
    • Upon a request by a parent. 

    The local education agencies (LEAs) must maintain documentation or the provision of this document to parents in the child’s eligibility folder.

    Notice of Procedural Safeguards- English (Feb. 22)

    Notice of Procedural Safeguards- Spanish (Feb. 22)

     

    ARD GUIDE 

    The Parent's Guide to the Admission, Review and Dismissal Process (Parent's Guide) implements Texas Education Code (TEC) Section 26.0081 requiring the TEA to create a comprehensive, easily understood document that explains the individualized education program (IEP) process for a student in a special education program. Additionally, the Parent's Guide incorporates parents’ rights and responsibilities concerning the ARD process.

    ARD Guide - English (Feb.22)

    ARD Guide Spanish - (Feb. 22)

     

    Texas Transition and Employment Guide

    The resources below have been created by the Student-Centered Transitions Network (SCTN) to assist educators and families with implementing quality transition services for students with disabilities.

    Texas Transition and Employment Guide- English

    Texas Transition and Employment Guide - Spanish

     

    Student Handbook Statement

    TEA is required to provide school districts and charter schools a written statement of the options and requirements for providing assistance to students who have learning difficulties or who need, or may need, special education services (Texas Education Code §26.0081).

    The statement must explain that a parent may request an evaluation for special education or Section 504 services at any time. Parents must receive the statement in a written format every year. A school may include the statement in the student handbook, or a school may disseminate the statement through other means such as a letter or newsletter to each parent and ensure that each parent receives a copy.

    This statement is available in HTML (English | Spanish) or as a Word document (English | Spanish). 

     

    Website Accessibility

    RMA Texas Inc. is committed to making the information on its website accessible to individuals with disabilities in compliance with the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

    If you use assistive technology and have difficulty accessing the information on the RMA Public Schools website, please contact the Director of Community Outreach, Communications, and Development by email at info@rma-tx.org. When requesting assistance via email, please include the following when communicating with RMA regarding accessibility issues:

    – A description of your accessibility concern
    – The format in which you prefer to receive the materials
    – The web page address of the requested material(s)
    – The best way to contact you (email address or phone number, or both)

    RMA Texas Inc. will make appropriate accommodations to facilitate access to any website content.

    Complaints regarding website accessibility may be filed by members of the community, parents, or students by going through the process outlined in Board Policy 300.120.

    Please note that some pages on the RMA TX Inc. website contain links to third-party sites which are not within RMA’s control. If you notify RMA Texas of problems with accessing a third-party site that is necessary to participate in one of RMA Public School’s programs, we will make the material or information available in an accessible format.