In light of the sheltering in place and social distancing currently underway around the country, including in Texas, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has announced new policies and procedures for special education due process and mediation in these unprecedented times. You can see TEA’s posting at https://tea.texas.gov/about-tea/government-relations-and-legal/special-education-hearings/due-process-hearings.
What we did not find on the TEA site, at least not at the time of this post, are the individual notices that accompanied the email we received announcing these policy changes. They are as follows:.
Questions regarding special education mediation or due process hearings may be addressed to SE-Legal@tea.texas.gov. Questions regarding the special education complaints process may be addressed to SpecialEducation@tea.texas.gov.