Special Education

Special Education Referral Process

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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:

Office of Special Education Programs Requirements


  • 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.

Below you will find local policies and procedures related to initiating a referral for evaluation under IDEA.  Please click on the links below to view the notice in English or Spanish.


Special Education Referral Process - English

Special Education Referral Process - Spanish


For additional information on Special Education evaluations, resources and transition services please click on the links below.


Delayed or Denied Evaluations & Compensatory Services - English

Delayed or Denied Evaluations & Compensatory Services - Spanish

TEA Resources in Special Education

Transition and Employment Guide


Questions regarding this notice can be directed to Mrs. Darla Peter, Executive Director of the Taylor Callahan Educational Cooperative at (325) 437-8232 or email at dpeter@tcec.us.   Thank you.


Taylor Callahan Educational Cooperative

Special Education Required Postings

Direct Link to the Child Find/Referral Page

SPEDTex is the Special Education Information Center, a resource backed by TEA to inform and support parents, teachers, and anyone committed to the success of children with disabilities.

To access the site, click on the SPEDTEX icon above or SPEDTEX underlined title.

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