Texas Education Agency Due Process Guidelines During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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.

Anne M. Zachry, M.A. Ed. Psych. on Linkedin
Anne M. Zachry, M.A. Ed. Psych.
Anne M. Zachry, M.A. Ed. Psych.
Anne has worked as a special education and disability resource lay advocate since 1991 and as a paralegal to attorneys working in special education and disability rights law since 2005. She earned her master's degree in educational psychology in 2013, with emphasis on human development, learning and memory, evidence-based instruction, and educational program design and evaluation. She has received additional training in mediation and post-graduate studies in applied behavioral analysis and individualized educational data collection methodologies.

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