Navigating Special Education

LISD Parent Guide

Marcus High School 2013-2014

Feeling lost? Confused about IEPs, FIEs, or any other combination of letters? Who should I call for help?

LISD Staff and Parent Advisory Board have collectively created a new communication device for parents of students who receive Special Education services. The LISD Parent Guide contains vital information for parents in areas of eligibility, evaluations, acronyms, staff emails and phone numbers, related services, instructional services/settings, LISD and Texas Parent Resources, agency/waiver programs, transition services, and parent navigators all together in one colorful and organized binder.


Parents and Guardians of Students with Disabilities,

The staff at Marcus High School would personally like to present and explain this communication guide in our testing center. A Special Education professional will be available from 8- 4 Monday through Friday from the dates of October 15th through November 22nd in C105 at Marcus. Please drop by Marcus during these hours, check in at the front office, and proceed to C105. We will be asking you to sign a parent Acknowledgement of Receipt after the short discussion. If you have any questions, please contact Cindi Ellis, Special Education Department Head at ellisc@lisd.net or 940-808-9203. We look forward to sharing this information with you to continuously improve communication between home and school.