In Lubbock ISD, our mission is to nurture, develop and inspire Every Child Every Day.
In order to ensure continuous improvement and growth in student learning, Lubbock ISD will focus on the following:
- Lubbock ISD will support and equip all students through caring professionals delivering high-quality programming.
- Lubbock ISD will equip and maintain facilities that promote and foster a culture of equity, safety, civility and productivity in all learning environments.
- Lubbock ISD will engage, build and nurture strong relationships within the community.
- Lubbock ISD will attract, develop, retain and reward highly effective teachers.
- Lubbock ISD will be responsible stewards of resources provided by the public.
Special Education Department Core Values
Commitment, Respect and Service
- We are committed to honesty and professionalism.
- We are committed to focused action.
- We are committed to positive outcomes.
- We respect individual difference.
- We respect the values of honesty and integrity.
- We respect the dignity of those we serve.
- We serve students, parents, and staff with excellence.
- We serve through collaborative partnerships.
- We serve through earnest effort and hard work.
Child Find Process
Child Find is a federally established comprehensive system designed to ensure that each child, regardless of disability, is educated toward his or her maximum potential.
The purpose of Child Find is to locate, identify, and evaluate infants, children, and young adults through age 21 who may have a developmental delay or other disabilities.
Lubbock ISD offers comprehensive special education services to eligible students ages three through 21 years and to children from birth through 21 years who have a hearing or visual impairment. Children from birth to age three with other disabilities will be referred to appropriate agencies for services.
All referrals are considered confidential, and services are provided at no cost. A free, appropriate, public education with a full continuum of services is available.
If your child is determined to be a child with a disability, Lubbock ISD will assist you in developing appropriate special education services designed to meet your child's educational needs.
For more information concerning eligibility criteria and the referral process, contact the school counselor or Student Support Team (SST) leader of your neighborhood school or the Lubbock ISD Special Education Department at (806) 219-0400. You may also contact your Feeder Pattern Special Education Coordinator at (806) 219-0400.
For Questions, Assistance or More Information
If you need assistance above and beyond what your child's campus is able to offer, please contact the Special Education Department at (806) 219-0400 and ask to speak to your Feeder Pattern Special Education Coordinator. They will help you with any questions or concerns you have:
- Coronado High School and all middle and elementary schools that feed into Coronado High School: Ellen Feagin
- Monterey High School and all middle and elementary schools that feed into Monterey High School: Stacie Bonner
- Lubbock High School and all middle and elementary schools that feed into Lubbock High School: Stephanie Roley
- Estacado High School and all middle and elementary schools that feed into Estacado High School: Kathleen Meadors
- The Executive Director of Special Education is Kami Finger - (806) 219-0401.
For questions, assistance or more information about Special Education services and additional resources, please call SPED TEX at 1-855-SPED-TEX (1-855-773-3839) or navigate to the Texas Special Education website using the following link: https://www.spedtex.org.
For more information regarding Improvements being made to Special Education in Texas please use the following link: https://tea.texas.gov/TexasSPED/