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AUSTIN — Texas has fired its special education director after learning that she had been accused in a lawsuit of trying to keep others from talking about the alleged sexual abuse of a student at an Oregon school district where she previously worked.

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When laws are passed during the Texas Legislature’s biennial session, school districts must review their policies and bring them into compliance.

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Parents whose students were part of the Killeen Independent School District’s special education program marked it as a victory when the district installed and activated cameras in four special education classrooms during the 2016-2017 school year.

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The Killeen Independent School District began a weeklong special education due process hearing at the student services office on Tuesday, regarding a military family whose individual education plan, or IEP, was denied.

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Six local special education families have been waiting more than three months for classroom camera monitors to be purchased, approved, installed and turned on.

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The Killeen school board meeting Tuesday will look at several agenda items: proposals for paper supplies, new course requests for the 2017-2018 school year, Veterans Day activities, the school district’s tax roll and heating and cooling engineering services.

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The Killeen Independent School District will begin installing cameras in specific special education cameras as soon as it has the required paperwork from parents, according to a statement Thursday from school officials.

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Families of special-needs students have been able to request audio/video monitors in their child’s classrooms since a state law went into effect in August.

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Amid confusion surrounding Senate Bill 507, Killeen Independent School District decided last week to table the discussion of how to handle the initial six monitor requests.

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Several parents of special needs students voiced their displeasure with the Killeen Independent School District’s perceived lack of compliance with the new Texas law that requires special education classrooms to have video and audio recording once requested.

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Three months and two attorney general requests later, the Killeen Independent School District released an additional “separate” report related to the special education audit conducted by Gibson Consulting Group.

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The Killeen Independent School District released the “separate” special education audit report to the Herald, a week after the district filed a request to the Texas attorney general to withhold the report from the public.

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Cuddy Law Firm PLLC, one of a handful of law firms in Texas that focuses on special education matters, weighed in Tuesday with an analysis of the Killeen Independent School District special education audit.

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Austin-based firm, Gibson Consulting Group will present its long-awaited special education audit report to the public and the Killeen Independent School District board of trustees tonight.

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Seven months after the Killeen Independent School District board commissioned a taxpayer-funded internal audit of the special education program, the district is withholding the report’s initial findings from the public.

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For several months, the Daily Herald has reported on issues between parents and Killeen Independent School District officials regarding education for special-needs students.

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As concerns about special education continue to swirl around in the community, the Killeen Independent School District seeks to fill a top-priority job listing — executive director of special education.

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After the Herald’s monthlong investigative series into complaints of problems with the Killeen Independent School District’s special education program and an emotionally charged public forum Tuesday, most board members say the district is addressing the issues.

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Parents and teachers voiced concerns over the special education controversy and the school district’s silence on the subject during a public forum that drew a standing-room-only crowd Tuesday at the Killeen Independent School District’s school board meeting.