School districts across Texas now have an option to help make education better for all special education students across the state.
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.
Why would an organization pay over $83,000 for an audit, then not make the changes recommended in the final report of that audit?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.