S.P.E.D Team

Office of Special Education

The Corpus Christi Independent School District provides Special Education services and valuable education experiences for students with disabilities to develop the hearts and minds of all students, preparing them to be lifelong learners who continue their education, enter the world of work, and be productive citizens.

Students are eligible for special education services from the age of three through twenty-one.  Students who have hearing and vision disabilities may receive services from birth.  The District offers a full continuum of services to meet the needs of each student in the least restrictive environment ensuring access to the general education curriculum.  The Corpus Christi Independent School District believes in inclusive education, to the maximum extent appropriate.  Over 20 years of research has consistently demonstrated that the inclusion of students with disabilities in general education classrooms results in favorable outcomes.  


Jennifer Arismendi, Director of Special Education
Bill Fincher, Special Education Coordinator for Psychological and Support Services
Barbara Greses, Special Education Coordinator for Curriculum & Instructional Support Services
Sandra Mayorga, Coordinator for Regional Day School Program for the Deaf (RDSPD) and Support Services
David Simmons, Special Education Coordinator for Accountability and Support Services
Debra Stanley, Coordinator for Transition and Instructional Support  


 News & Announcements     

Special Education Records
How to request records

  Office Information

     Office Hours:    8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

     Location:             CCISD Administration Building
                                       801 Leopard Street
                                       Corpus Christi, Texas 78403

     Phone:                  (361) 878-2684 Office
                                       (361) 878-4969 Fax

Special Education Community Resource Fair

When: Tuesday, May 29, 2019 6-7pm
Where: Lozano Instructional Service Center
                         1761 Hudson St., Corpus Christi, TX  78416

Refreshments and Childcare will be provided.

For more information please contact
Barbara Greses
361.878.2680, Ext. 44916


Notice Concerning Destruction of Special Education Student Records

Special education records which have been collected by the Corpus Christi Independent School District related to the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or the provision of special education in the District, must be maintained under state and federal laws for a period of seven (7) years after special education services have ended for the student.  Special education services end when the student no longer is eligible for services, graduates, completes his/her education program at age 22, or moves from the District.  After five (5) years, the records are no longer useful to the District, but may be useful to the parent(s)/guardian(s) or former student in applying for social security benefits, rehabilitation services, college entrance, etc.

This notification is to inform parent(s)/guardian(s) and former students of the Corpus Christi Independent School District’s intent to destroy the special education records of students whose special education services ended prior to August 1, 2011.  These records will be destroyed in accordance with state law unless the parent(s)/guardian(s) or eligible (adult) student notifies the school district otherwise.

The parent(s)/guardian(s) or eligible (adult) student may request a copy of the records in writing or in person prior to July 15, 2018, at the following address:
Corpus Christi Independent School District
Office of Special Education
Lozano Instructional Service Center
1761 Hudson Street
Corpus Christi, Texas  78416

Please note that records will not be mailed but must be picked up in person.  To ensure confidentiality, persons receiving the records will be required to present identification and sign a document indicating receipt of the records.

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