Special Education

Our Mission
We exist to support and guide high levels of learning for all students.

Our Core Purpose

Our core purpose is to empower each student to lead a meaningful and purposeful life.

About Us
Special Education in Marlin ISD is designed to provide specialized instructional and related services that are not available through general education services to students identified with disabilities. Specialized services are designed to meet the individual needs of each student for now and for the future.


The TEA's Parent's Guide to the Admission, Review, and Dismissal Process states: There is a two-part test for determining whether your child is eligible for special education and related services: (1) your child must have a disability; and (2) as a result of the disability, your child must need special education and related services to benefit from education. To meet the first part of the two-part test for eligibility, a child between the ages of 3 through 21, except as noted, must meet the criteria for one or more of the disability categories listed below:
Auditory impairment (from birth)
Deaf blindness (from birth) 
Emotional disturbance
Intellectual disability
Multiple disabilities
Non-categorical early childhood (ages three through five)
Orthopedic impairment
Other health impairment
Specific learning disability
Speech or language impairment
Traumatic brain injury 
Visual impairment (including blindness from birth)

The ARD committee must make the eligibility determination within 30 calendar days from the date of completion of the initial evaluation report.

The Legal Framework for the Child-Centered Process is a template in an electronic format that summarizes state and federal requirements for special education by topic. Schools may use the Legal Framework as a reference in managing the special education system's procedures and records to ensure accountability that each student is provided the benefits of a free appropriate public education and that relevant special education data is accessible and used in managing system change for continuous student performance and program improvement.
Contact Information:
Director of Special Education
Jesse Bustamante

Marlin ISD is a member of the Falls Education Cooperative. 
For more information, please contact Falls County Education Cooperative (click for website)
Call: 254-883-2634

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