The current report is to address the inaccuracies found in the 2017-2018 Texas Academic Performance Report.
- When we report the data for the fall snapshot in October for the teacher responsibility, we report the special population for the class section. For some of the class sections the population was reported as General Education students rather than Special Education students because they were taking courses that are primarily coded for General Education. By changing the teacher responsibility record for the Special Education teachers from General Education to Special Education, the percentage of Special Education teachers went up from 4.8% to 8.7%.
- If Special Education staff are co-teachers (inclusion teachers), they were reported as a General Education teacher rather than a special education teacher because those classes are reported as General Education. These special education teachers provide the academic instruction and support along with the General Education teacher in the classroom. Changing these responsibility records to special education population rather than general education contributes to raising the percentage of Special Education teachers to 8.7%.
- There were four special education staff reported as coordinators rather than special education teachers because in addition to their teaching responsibilities they oversee the other special education teachers on their campus. Changing their roles to teacher rather than coordinator contributes to raising the percentage to 8.7%.
- A vacancy position was not reported because as of snapshot date the position had not been filled. During that vacancy a qualified, certified substitute teacher was leading those classes. TEA does not allow these subs to be reported as a full-time employee. If that FTE was added into the counts, the percentage would be included in the 8.7%. The position was yet to be filled due to LISD’s policy to look for exactly the right person with top-notch qualifications.
Welcome to Lovejoy ISD Special Education!
We believe all children are entitled to a great education consistent with their ability to learn. Lovejoy ISD offers many programs and related services for children who have learning differences, ages 3 - 21. We are a team of dedicated professionals who will work with you and your child to create a great educational experience.
We understand navigating through the world of special education can be overwhelming, but we are here to help you through it all. Lovejoy ISD encourages parents to be actively involved in their child's education. We offer information about advocacy, 504, evaluations, therapy, inclusion, technology and the laws supporting special education.
If you have any questions about dyslexia, please view our page using the link below.
If you have any questions about Section 504, please view our page using the link below.
If you have any questions about our Problem Solving Team (PST), please view our page using the link below.
If you have any questions about our evaluation process, please view our page using the link below.
Please don't hesitate to contact us with all your special education questions.
Lovejoy ISD-On December 5th and 6th, 2019, March 26th and 27, 2020, June 4th and 5th, 2020 and August 6th and 7th, 2020. LISD will be administering examinations for acceleration. Please contact Sancy Fuller at 469-742-8048 for procedural questions and deadline requirements. You may also contact the school counselors.
Lovejoy High School-Mary Cabrera 469-742-8716
Willow Springs Middle School-Kathy Stone (A-Le) 469-742-8423 or Kay Bordelon (Li-Z) 469742-8424
Sloan Creek Intermediate School-Amber Smith 469-742-8316
Lovejoy Elementary-Mary Ruggeri 469-742-8081
Hart Elementary-Chelsea Scoville 469-742-8155
Puster Elementary-Bryan Smith-469-742-8228