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Special Programs

NISD Special Education Department

Bill Godwin, Director

409-420-6600 ext. 5224

https://www.newtonisd.net/index.php?pageID=276263_3


IDEA

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

The IDEA website is full of resources and information for parents, teachers, and other educators of students with disabilities. 

https://sites.ed.gov/idea/


Section 504 

Section 504 provides protection and assistance for students with disabilities that do not qualify for Special Education Services.  Students must have a qualifying disability to be enrolled in the 504 program.  At NISD the campus counselor is the coordinator for the 504 program.  

Section 504 is operated and overseen by the Office of Civil Rights. The following link is for a website that provides more information on Section 504:

https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/504faq.html