• JCISD Special Education Overview

    JCISD Special Education

    Phone: 830.868.7410 Fax:  830.868.7375

    All students with disabilities ages three to 21, as well as children with auditory or visual impairments ages birth to two, have access to a free, appropriate public education.  The following information provides the basis of eligibility.
    EDUCATION FOR ALL CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES Every child learns at a different pace, but often children need our help in removing obstacles that prevent them from reaching their full potential.  Johnson City Independent School District provides free referral and information services to help children with learning challenges that may interfere with their ability to do well in school.  These can include difficulties with academic concerns, social interactions, playing, talking, seeing, hearing, behavior and movement.  This service is available to children and youth beginning at 3 to age 21.  If you are concerned that your child seems to be learning or playing differently from others, please call the Special Education office at 830.868.7410 for more information.  We are here to help you meet the learning needs of your child.


    Cada nino(a) aprende a un ritmo diferente, pero a medudo los ninos necesitan neuestra ayuda para quitar obstaculos que les impiden lograr todo su potencial.  El Distrito Independiente de Escuela en Johnson City ofrece servicios gratis de referencia y de informacion, para ayudar a los ninos que tienen dificultades en el aprendizje que pueden obstacuilzar su capacidad de obtener buenos resultados en la escuela.  Estas dificultades pueden ser en relacion con las interacciones sociales, con el juego, el lenguage, la vista, el oido, la conducta o el movimiento.  Este servicio esta a la disposicion, ninos y jovenes, desde el momenta en que nacen hasta los 21 anos de edad.  Si a usted le preocupa que su hijo(a) parazca dar senales de aprender o de jugar en forma diferente de los demas, le rogamos que llame a la Oficina de Educacion Especial de Johnson City, al 830.868.7410 para mas informacion.  Aque estamos para ayudarle a satisfacer las necesidades de aprendizaje de su hijo(a).

    Special education and related services are specially designed instructional services developed to support students with disabilities within the general curriculum. The intent of the support services is to enable all students with disabilities to make progress in the general curriculum, to participate in extracurricular and nonacademic activities, and to be educated and participate with disabled and non disabled peers in the public school system.  Special Education Services are provided at no cost to parents. 

    Students qualifying for special education support have needs that will often require support that goes beyond what is normally received in the regular school/classroom setting.  Services, as determined appropriate by the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee, are available in many different instructional settings.

    Services may include:

    • consultative and/or direct support from special education staff within the general education classroom;
    • direct instruction in a small group setting to reinforce instruction given in the general education classroom;
    • pull-out services for specific subject areas

    A full range of support for grades K-12 are available on every campus as well as Preschool Programs for Children with Disabilities (PPCD) for students age 3-5 who qualify.  Students ranging from 18-21 who are graduating under an Individual Education Plan may attend the 18+ Program.

    Johnson City ISD also provides support in communication skills, life skills, vocational skills and behavior interventions for qualified students.  Related services may include occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychological services and adaptive physical education for students meeting eligibility criteria for these specific interventions.

    To qualify for special education, students must have been evaluated in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, and be identified as having a disability in one of the following areas: 

    Notice of Entitlements for Non-Profit & Private Schools in Johnson City ISDIf you are the parent of a home school or private school student and you would like more information on the use of federal funds for private school and home school children and you live within Johnson City ISD, please contact: 

    Penny Pulatie

    Special Education Director

    PO Box 498

    Johnson City, TX 78636

    830-868-7410 ppulatie@jcisd.txed.net