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Mission Statement:

Our mission is to foster an inclusive and innovative community that promotes the connectedness and independence of our students. We believe in nurturing meaningful relationships and empowering students to become lifelong learners, equipped with the skills to thrive in an ever-changing world.

What is Special Education?

Congress enacted the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (Public Law 94-142), in 1975, to support states and localities in protecting the rights of, meeting the individual needs of, and improving the results for infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities and their families. This landmark law is currently enacted as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), as amended in 1997 and, more recently, in 2004.

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 support for 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 support 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.

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 access to the general curriculum in the least restrictive environment.

Contact Us:

Special Education Office

JoAnne Grimes
Special Education Secretary
Phone: 512-759-5419
Fax: 512-759-2194