TEA announces alternative to conservatorship for AISD special education services

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From KUT:

“State education officials are changing course on plans to install a team to manage Austin ISD’s special education department.

AISD interim Superintendent Matias Segura said Wednesday the Texas Education Agency has presented the district with an alternative plan to a special education conservatorship, but shared few specifics.”

“Steven Aleman, a senior policy specialist with Disability Rights Texas, said the group would support the TEA’s new proposal as long as it ensures students with disabilities receive the services they need.

“What we understand is that there will be a continued focus and engagement by TEA with Austin ISD regardless of there being a formal conservator,” he said. “‘So, we do believe that the state will continue to be involved with the school district and ensuring that all of the past violations are corrected.'”

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