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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.