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  


TEA Focus Groups

During the 2016-2017 school year, the United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) performed a series of onsite monitoring visits to review Texas’ compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  The final report was provided to TEA on January 10, 2018.
The findings from that report require TEA to develop a plan to address four corrective actions. An integral part of the plan development process will be the gathering of input from stakeholders and other interested Texans.
TEA will be conducting a series of focus group meetings targeting district leaders, families, teachers and service providers, and students. These meetings will be held in all 20 Education Service Center (ESC) regions in the state prior to the final plan being submitted to OSEP on April 18, 2018.
ESC 2 is assisting TEA in providing notice to interested parents of the following meeting opportunity(s) and registration directions. Each one hour meeting will be structured to solicit targeted feedback from participants regarding TEA’s initial draft plan.

Please see the links below for registration information:

                                     Parent Meeting Notice (Notificacion de Padres)                                                                                             School Staff Meeting Notice                                                                   

 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

Texas Education Agency
"TEA opens online survey on special education corrective action plan"

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FMI-USDE Corrective Action Draft Plan Online Survey

Parent Meetins 2018

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