We are committed to serving children in inclusive, natural and “real-world” settings to the greatest extent possible, given each student’s unique needs. Because of this commitment, Eanes ISD has a strong preference for keeping children on their home campus. In most cases, the mix of children receiving special education support on a given campus is comprised of the children who live within the school’s geographical boundary area. At any point in time, the individual campuses may have different distributions of children with varying disabilities and needs. Similarly, the size of the special education population at each school varies. We staff the campuses to meet the needs of their population, both in size and composition. Over time, the campus special needs populations shift somewhat as students move up to the next school level and as families move in and out of the area.
Occasionally, a student needs a service that can only be provided on a campus that is not his/her home campus or there is some other factor which makes placing a student off their home campus a necessity. In these cases, the District might need to assign a child to a different campus. District administration will work with families in these situations, but ultimately this is a decision made by District administration.