Eanes ISD

Parent Working Group

Working Group Purpose

The Sped Parent Working Group (SPWG) has 3 functions: 1) to receive and share information from the special education department with campus parent communities; 2) to provide stakeholder input regarding special education in Eanes ISD; and 3) to partner with the special education department in parent-led activities and outreach to campus parent communities. The SPWG is intended to be an active working group serving in an advisory role, acting as one of several conduits between the parent community and special education administration, and collaborating with the special education department on parent-led initiatives.

Working Group Composition

The working group consists of approximately 12 parents of students receiving special education services in Eanes ISD. It is important that the committee reflect the diversity of EISD’s special education population in terms of campus, disability, and instructional setting. Parents may apply for committee membership; the Executive Director of Special Education will determine the final make-up based on the factors above.

The Executive Director of Special Education and the Transition Specialist/Family Liaison serve as standing district representatives on the working group. Other professionals may be brought in for topic-specific discussions. The parent representatives may serve for a two-year term on the working group unless there are extenuating circumstances as determined by the Executive Director of Special Education.

 

Meeting Minutes



2018-19 Parent Working Group Members

Bill Burgess

Shelly Corrigan

Esther Calzada
Esther.calzada@austin.utexas.edu

David Garcia
David.garcia@wallerlaw.com

Priya Jai

Mara Laviola
Mara.laviola@gmail.com

Vilma Luna
vluna@hillcopartners.com

Jay Propes

Heather Sheffield
heather@heathersheffield.com

Vijayalakshmi Srinivasan

Maggie Suter
maggieasuter@gmail.com