Special Education


Procedural Safeguards

Mission Statement


The Special Education Program at Southwest Independent School District promotes beliefs which value and respect the rights of its students with disabilities. The department advocates that every student has a right to fully access the regular education curriculum and to be challenged to learn. It also advocates that all students with disabilities be included with non-disabled peers as much as possible in all activities and to be exposed to the diversity and culture within the community. SWISD firmly believes in collaborating with parents and service providers to educate students with disabilities. SWISD Special Education Department also stresses that continuous communication among the community, social agencies, families of children with special needs, and their educators serves as a catalyst for their overall educational development.


It is the policy of the Southwest Independent School District not to discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, gender or handicap in its programs, services or activities as required by law, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation act of 1973, as amended.


Es norma de Southwest Independent School District no discriminar por motivos de edad, raza, color, origen nacional, sexo o impedimento, en sus programas, servicios o actividades, como se requieren por la ley, incluyendo el Titulo VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Titulo IX de las Enmiendas en las Educación de 1972 y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973 según enmienda.