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Child Find/Referral to Special Education

Help Us Find a Child

The DeKalb Independent School District conducts a Child Find Service. This service is designed to locate special needs students who are not in school or who, if in school, are not receiving special education services. These students range in age from birth through 21 years of age and are determined to be orthopedically impaired, other health impaired, intellectually disabled, learning disabled, emotionally disturbed, speech impaired, multiply disabled, autistic, visually impaired, deaf-blind or auditorily impaired, or have a traumatic brain injury.

For information on children from birth to 3, please call ECI services in Texarkana at 903-791-2288.

If your child is age 3 and older, resides in the DeKalb ISD school district, but not yet enrolled in school, please contact DeKalb Elementary at 903-667-2328 to schedule an appointment.

Referral for Evaluation for Special Education Services

At any time, a parent is entitled to request an evaluation for special education services. The district shall, not later than the 15th school day after the date the district receives the request provide an opportunity for the parent/legal guardian, to give written consent for the evaluation.

If the district determines that the evaluation is not needed, the district will provide the parent with written notice of procedural safeguards.

For more information on a referral for evaluation for special education services contact the special education department on the campus your child attends.