Special Education



In the Sharyland Independent School District Special Education Department, students with disabilities have the opportunity to participate in an educational program designed to meet their individual needs. Students are educated in an environment that will contribute to their educational success. We focus on empowering all students with disabilities to reach their full potential.

Our goal is to provide valuable daily educational experiences, which will prepare each student for a lifetime of meaningful and functional living. Services are provided on a continuum of child-centered and supportive services combined to meet the needs of eligible students with disabilities. 
We believe that parental and community involvement is essential for high-quality education. When parents participate, we all become partners in the success of their children.

1200 N. Shary Rd. 
Mission, TX 78572

Referral for Special Education:
The referral process starts with recommendations from either: (a) teachers, (b) parents, or (c) other professionals. If a student is determined to be eligible for special education an Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD)/Individual Education Program (IEP) Committee meeting is held. Committee members discuss and agree upon an appropriate educational program and placement for the student.

Leila Flores-Torres, Ph. D., LSSP

Special Education Director




Delayed or Denied Evaluations & Compensatory Services 
Compensation Services - English

Servicios de compensación - Español

Resources on Special Education in Texas




The Sharyland I.S.D. Special Education Department, 1200 N. Shary Road, Mission, Texas, hereby gives notice to former special education students of Sharyland I.S.D. that it no longer needs the following special education records and intends to destroy them within 30 calendar days: Special education records of all former students served during the 2011-2012 school year.  
To request records please contact the Special Education Department at 956-580-5218. 



El Departamento de Educación Especial de Sharyland I.S.D., 1200 N. Shary Road, Mission, Texas, notifica a ex estudiantes de Educación Especial de Sharyland I.S.D. que ya no hay necesidad de mantener los siguientes expedientes de educación especial y por lo siguiente serán destruidos a un plazo de 30 días de calendario: Los expedientes de Educación Especial de todos los ex estudiantes que atendieron durante el año escolar 2011-2012.
Para solicitar su expediente por favor comunicarse con el Departamento de Educación Especial al 956-580-5218.