GRAPEVINE-COLLEYVILLE ISD
SPECIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD is committed to providing quality services to students with disabilities. This commitment is based upon the belief that special education is a service and not a place. Each student identified with a disability and a demonstrated educational need for special education services is provided access to the general curriculum and opportunities to progress in the general curriculum.

A team of stakeholders, including parents, teachers, administrators, and other specialists, work together to develop an Individual Education Plan (IEP) to address each student’s educational needs, followed by consideration of the type and level of support each student needs to meet IEP goals.

Grapevine-Colleyville adheres to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and ensures that every student with disabilities is place in the Least Restrictive Environment needed to allow success in achieving IEP goals.


Announcements

Parent Access to Special Education Documents

Parents and guardians will receive access to their child's special education documents through our secure eSped Parent Portal. 

Parents will be notified by email when a document is shared with them. They can then log into eSped to view the documents.

For additional information on Parent Access to Special Education Documents, click here.

House Bill 657 puts into law procedures that are currently in place under the Student Success Initiative for the state of Texas as follows: 
  • HB 657 applies to students receiving special education services. 

  • When a student is not successful on a state assessment an ARD meeting is required prior to the second test administration. 

  • The ARD committee will determine if the student has made sufficient progress in the measureable academic goals in the student's IEP.

  • The ARD committee will consider the student's progress when determining if additional assessment is required. 

  • The ARD committee will determine the accelerated instruction necessary to address the student's needs.


 

Record destruction schedule set by state regulations

Consistent with the notification requirements set forth in federal and state regulations regarding the destruction of confidential records, Special Education records for students withdrawn, dismissed or graduated on or before June 2013 will be destroyed June 14, 2018 (34 CFR 300.624).  

If you have any questions about this process or about student specific records, you may contact personnel at GCISD's Special Education Department at (817) 251-5488.

 



Resources

Texas Education Agency - Special Education
http://tea.texas.gov/

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 
https://sites.ed.gov/idea/

Legal Framework
http://framework.esc18.net/display/Webforms/LandingPage.aspx

Procedural Safeguards
Procedural Safeguards - English
Procedural Safeguards - Spanish

Texas Transition and Employment Guide
http://www.transitionintexas.org/page/143



District Contacts

JoAnn Wiechmann, Ed.D.
Executive Director of Special Services
joAnn.wiechmann@gcisd.net
817-251-5531


Ticia Terlouw

Coordinator of Special Services
ticia.terlouw@gcisd.net
817-251-5532


Mary Marion 

Coordinator of Special Services
mary.marion@gcisd.net
817-251-5343


Ashley Groppel

Coordinator of Special Services
ashley.gropple@gcisd.net
817-251-5533

Emily Whitsett
Coordinator of Special Services
emily.whitsett@gcisd.net
817-251-5736