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    Fort Worth ISD Special Education is committed to providing families, students, and schools with high quality supports to enable students with disabilities to achieve the highest outcomes.  The district offers a continuum of services with a focus on serving students in the least restrictive environment.  Please use the buttons below for more information regarding specific services. 

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    Audrey Thomas

    Executive Director

    Specialized Learning

    Dr. Janice Carter, Director - Special Education  
    Compliance, Related Services & Child Find  

    Andres Armijo, Director - Special Education  
    Academics & Instructional Programs    


    Notice of Records Destruction (Fort Worth ISD)  


    Attention Parents/Guardians, Former Students, Eligible (Adult) Students: The legal retention period identified by the Texas State Library & Archives Commission (TSLAC) for Special Education records collected related to the identification, evaluation, educational placement or the provision of Special Education in the district is: cessation of services plus 5 years. Special Education records include referral data, notice/consent documents, assessment reports with supporting data, ARD committee deliberations, and IEP documents. 


    Special Education services end when the student no longer is eligible for services, graduates, completes his or her educational program, or moves from the district. FWISD has a practice of maintaining Special Education Records from the date of birth of the student plus 26 years (age 21 +5). This notification is to inform parents/guardians and former students of FWISD's intent to destroy the Special Education records of students with a birth year of 2000 or earlier prior to the beginning of the 2024-2025 school year. 


    Parents/guardians of these students or the adult student (aged 18 or over) may contact the Special Education Department of FWISD at  817-814-2860 before June 30, 2024, should they wish to obtain a record scheduled for destruction.