Special Education Department
San Felipe Del Rio CISD
Del Rio , TX 428002
Dr. Diana Aguirre
Director of Special Education
The mission of the SFDRCISD Special Education Department is to provide a high quality education to our students with disabilities through the use of a comprehensive array of supports and services in the least restrictive environment.
Our special needs students will be enabled individuals prepared for personal success.
San Felipe Del Rio CISD is committed to quality services for students with disabilities. This commitment is based on the beliefs that special education is a service and not a place. We also recognize services for students with disabilities are individually determined based on identified needs throughout the school day. Placement for services is not based on a student’s disability condition or “label," rather services are determined based on the students’ needs. Access to and progress in the general curriculum is the primary instructional goal for all services, thus IEPs are crafted within a standards-based framework for all students with a disability.
Decision-making regarding the provision of services including the location or setting is made by an IEP team of concerned stakeholders and follows a specific sequence that begins with a consideration of the student’s curricular needs followed by a consideration of the students type and level of support needs.
This sequence of decisions follows the Least Restrictive Environment provision of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and ensures that all options are carefully considered and students are properly placed.