Why would an organization pay over $83,000 for an audit, then not make the changes recommended in the final report of that audit?
When laws are passed during the Texas Legislature’s biennial session, school districts must review their policies and bring them into compliance.
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.
A surprise to some parents of special education students for the 2017-2018 school year came in the form of notices that their children would be transferred to new campuses.
As Killeen school officials were about to tout improvements in special education, a parent said services haven’t been delivered to her daughter.
Killeen Independent School District and a KISD family are now awaiting a June 22 ruling related to a special education, due process hearing that concluded Monday.
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.
Some Killeen parents are unhappy with at least a portion of Killeen Independent School District’s policy related to special education video monitors.
After a nearly two-year investigation, state education officials said the Killeen Independent School District has reached 100 percent compliance for its special education programs.
The cameras were rolling last week in some special education classrooms at Killeen schools.
Six local special education families have been waiting more than three months for classroom camera monitors to be purchased, approved, installed and turned on.
After nearly three months of waiting, special education parents’ requests for camera monitors have passed another obstacle.
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.
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.
Killeen special-needs families are one step closer to getting camera monitors in their children’s classrooms.
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.
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.
Parents expecting to hear a resolution about audio and video monitors in special education classrooms were disappointed Tuesday.
The education of special-needs students has been a concern of parents in the Killeen Independent School District and is becoming a state and national issue.
Killeen Independent School District is behind schedule on placing requested cameras in special education classrooms, and some parents have become impatient.
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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Editor's note: The following was updated to reflect a correction in the property tax rate of $1.126 per $100 valuation — down 0.002 cents from the current rate.
The Killeen school board will review a “strategic plan” for the Killeen Independent School District’s special education department at the board’s monthly workshop meeting today.
It may take years for the Killeen Independent School District to be able to provide an inclusive setting for all special education students, the school board learned this week.
Mother’s Day — a time of pedicures, candy and flowers — was bittersweet for some local mothers, because it was also the day after the Killeen Independent School District school board election.
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.
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.
During the same meeting in which the Killeen Independent School District touted progress in the special education department — one parent claimed the district “falsified” special education evaluation documents.
With eight weeks left in the school year, school district leaders are building next year’s budget, and that means getting a jump on hiring the best new teachers available.
Does the Killeen Independent School District chief deserve a raise?
The Killeen Independent School District has again hired attorneys with taxpayer money to block the public from viewing a separate special education audit report — funded with $85,735 in local taxpayers’ money.
On the Friday night before spring break, Killeen ISD released two drafts of the district’s special education audit to the Herald.
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.
After nearly an hour of often-emotional parent testimony about the district’s special education services Monday, the Killeen Independent School District board neither addressed the parents’ concerns nor offered apologies.
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.
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.
For several months, the Daily Herald has reported on issues between parents and Killeen Independent School District officials regarding education for special-needs students.
A July report from the Texas Education Agency, released to the Herald last week, reveals dysfunction at the highest level of Killeen Independent School District’s special education department — in contrast to what was released at a school board workshop late this summer.
Parents, educators and concerned citizens are invited to attend the Special Education Forum hosted by the Cuddy Law Firm and the Killeen Daily Herald at 6 p.m. today at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center.
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.
The first step in resolving a problem is recognizing the problem exists.
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.
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.
The Killeen Independent School District continues to face scrutiny after more parents have come forward claiming the district failed to provide necessary accommodations for their special-needs children.
Parents of special-needs children at the Killeen Independent School District say they continue to be ignored when it comes to special education services many are entitled to by law.
A Killeen mother is calling for transparency in special-needs classrooms after a case of mother’s intuition led her to uncover “shocking” treatment of special-needs children in her son’s life skills classroom at Iduma Elementary School in the spring.