• Special Education

    A Message from the Director

    Hutto Independent School District offers a comprehensive system of service delivery for students with special needs. While pursuing the goal of educating students with their age equivalent peer group to the maximum extent appropriate, teachers, specialists, and parents cooperatively develop an individualized education plan for each student. Special programs include pre-school instruction, comprehensive development classes, school-to-work programs, and academic instructional classes for all ages. Support services are provided by the school psychologists, speech and language therapists. physical therapy, occupational therapy, vision, hearing, and health services are also furnished by licensed personnel.

    Hutto Independent School District is well known for academic excellence. The underlying reason for this high level of student achievement is the schools' focus on each student as a unique and individual learner. This philosophy applies to all students including those who are eligible for special education services. In Hutto Independent School District, special education is not a place where struggling students go to class. Special education is a set of services provided to support eligible students in the general curriculum.

     What is Special Education?

    Special Education is a continuum of services and supports designed for children with disabilities. Our success as educators is measured against the achievement of all children entrusted to our care.  The mission of Special Education is to ensure the provision of appropriate services and supports to all children with special needs and their families, in every school, so that all students graduate from high school prepared for college, careers, and fulfilling independent lives.

    Research confirms that the most effective schools are those that design a system of integrated service delivery models that provide targeted interventions, access to rigorous curriculum, social-emotional learning, and positive behavioral supports for both general and special populations. Through teamwork, collaborative problem-solving, a focus on student learning, and a belief that all children have a right to quality education, we will ensure educational opportunity for all.