The Special Education Department of Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District will soon dispose of the confidential records of students who have not received special education assessment, instruction or related services since June 2014. These records are retained for a period of 5 years after assessments or services are complete. The records will be destroyed on July 5, 2019 unless a request is otherwise received.
Special Education Records could be of future importance for purposes of applying for Social Security benefits. Requests to prevent the destruction on certain records should be forwarded by July 1, 2019 to Lauri Barnes, Special Education Department, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, P.O. Box 692003, Houston, TX 77269-2003. You may call the Cy-Fair ISD Records Center at 281-807-8140 for more information.
The Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District Special Education Department provides educational services to an estimated 8,000 students with special needs.
Teachers, instructional aides, speech pathologists and related service personnel provide instruction and related services to students who have a disability. Students are eligible for special education services from the age of 3 through 21. Students who have hearing and vision disabilities may receive services from birth.
To be eligible for special education services, students must meet eligibility requirements as a student with an orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, auditory impairment, visual impairment, diagnosis of deaf/blind, intellectual disabilities, emotional disturbance, learning disability, speech impairment, multiple disabilities, autism, non-categorical early childhood, or traumatic brain injury.
Cypress-Fairbanks ISD instructional arrangements for elementary school-aged students include in-class support, resource classes and speech/language supports. Preschool Programs for Children with Disabilities (PPCD), adaptive behavior, and LIFE Skills classes are offered as cluster programs at many of the elementary campuses.
In-class support, resource classes, LIFE Skills, adaptive behavior and speech/language services are available at all secondary level campuses.
As part of the Northwest Harris County Cooperative for the Hearing Impaired, services for students who have auditory impairments are offered at Birkes Elementary, Hancock Elementary, Campbell Middle School and Cypress Ridge High School. In addition to receiving instruction at the on-site campuses, students are served by itinerant teachers, interpreters, speech pathologists, counselors and an audiologist.
Other special education program options include the Dorothy Carlton Center, the Adaptive Behavior Center, homebound, adaptive physical education, itinerant and on-site services to the visually impaired.
Related services may include psychological services, occupational therapy, physical therapy, orientation and mobility training, school health services, adaptive equipment and special transportation.
Are you the parent of a pre-school (3-5 years) or school-aged child and have concerns regarding your child’s physical, speech, and/or emotional development? Is your child experiencing academic problems which could interfere significantly with educational success? If so, we encourage you to contact your child’s home campus or the Special Education Department at 281-897-6400 to discuss your concerns and learn more about the referral process.
FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION RECORDS REQUESTS PLEASE EMAIL: [email protected]