In an effort to inform the school board about Leander ISD’s special education programs, district staffers are launching a series of presentations.

The first presentation—an overview of what special education and interventions are—was given at the April 18 board of trustees meeting.

“We continue to strive moving forward to strengthen our partnerships with our parents” to develop effective paths for students, said LISD Chief Academic Officer Matt Bentz.

Under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, schools are required to provide students with disabilities with free public education and individualized education plans to meet their needs.

Kendra Winans, senior executive director of state and federal programs for LISD, said special education is available to students with disabilities who have a need for specialized instruction. Students

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