In 2019, the 86th Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 139 (SB 139), which requires Texas local education agencies (LEAs) to distribute the following notice to all parents:
Please read the Jasper Special Education Contact information linked above and then click the link under Resources for Parents to read the additional four notices provided (Dyslexia, 504, Multi-Tiered System of Supports/MTSS, and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act/IDEA).
Welcome to the Special Education Department at Jasper High School.
The Special Education department services a very wide range of needs for all of our students, including, but certainly not limited to: academics, behavior, speech, counseling, auditory impairments and vision impairments.
Students receiving our services are covered across all areas of academics, from honors' classes to our life skills' classes. All of our students receive some form of accommodations, to help them be successful in the classroom and while here at Jasper High School. Another portion of our students also receive modifications, which is reducing the level of exposure to the general education TEKS, to best meet the needs of these students. All of our students are involved in the General Education, in some way, whether it's for their core classes, or their electives.
All of our students work directly with their monitor teachers and develop a transition plan to help guide them with their post-secondary goals and they are also given various activities and strategies to assist them in accomplishing these post-secondary goals.