MVISD Department 

of Special Services

Welcome to the home page of the Mount Vernon Independent School District Department of Special Services. The Department of Special Services at MVISD is committed to serving the needs of students ages 3 through 21 with disabilities within the least restrictive environment. Our department services students through both Special Education and section 504. We provide a full continuum of instructional settings led by specially trained staff to support each child's access to the general education curriculum. Please check out our Parent Resources tab at the top of the page for a wide range of information. If you are unable to find information you are looking for on our website, please give us a call. We are here to help you and your child have the best educational experience possible.


Craig Watson

Director of Special Services 

Child Find Notice                   

MVISD is responsible for serving students with disabilities from the ages of 3-21. If a child is blind  or deaf, they may qualify for services from birth. If you  would like more information on developmental milestones for children, please see the following links below. If you know of a child with a disability who is not in  school, please call our office today. 

For more information on how to initiate a referral for a suspected disability click the appropriate link below:

High School                                             Middle School                                              Elementary School  

Notice of Destruction of Records

Posted 7/18/2024

Special education and 504 records collected by Mount Vernon ISD related to the identification, evaluation, educational placement or provision of special education or 504 services in the district are required by state and federal law to be retained for five years after special education or 504 services have ended for a student. This notification is to inform parents, guardians and former students of Mount Vernon ISD’s intent to destroy the special education records of students who were no longer receiving special education or 504 services as of the end of the 2018-19 school year. These records will be destroyed in accordance with state law unless the parent, guardian or eligible adult student notifies the school district otherwise.The parent, guardian or eligible adult student may request a copy of the records in writing or in person at the address above by Friday, May 23, 2025.