McKinney ISD is ready, willing and able to identify and serve all children with disabilities residing within its jurisdiction who are in need of special education and related services.
The term "special education" means specially-designed instruction, at no cost to parents, to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability. The term "child with a disability" means the child must meet eligibility criteria for at least one of the 13 disabilities specifically outlined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and, as a result of the disability, has a need for specially designed instruction that can only be provided through special education. Parents who suspect that their child may have a disability should contact their child’s teacher or a campus administrator to discuss a referral to the campus RtI team.
The District’s child find duties also extend to students with disabilities who are placed in private schools by their parents. If the child’s parents or teachers suspect a disability, please contact Dr. Laura Simmons at 469-302-6300 or Email: Dr. Laura Simmons for additional information related to private school referrals.
Students who have already been determined as eligible for special education services, and attend a private school within the District’s boundaries, may be eligible for special education or related services through the District’s proportionate share plan.
Each spring McKinney ISD solicits input from parents and private schools regarding the development of the District’s proportionate share plan through its annual consultation meeting.
For more information about the District’s proportionate share plan or the annual consultation meeting please contact Ms. Tessa Porter at 469-302-6300 or Email: Ms. Tessa Porter.