Welcome to Special Services!

Winnsboro ISD is proud of the instructional, behavioral, and related services provided on each campus. Services are provided to children ages three through twenty-one. For students with visual and auditory disabilities, services may begin at birth. Winnsboro ISD provides specially designed instruction for students with disabilities in a variety of settings or combinations of settings. Several principles apply when decisions are made by an Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee about services to individual students, including:

Decisions are always based upon an evaluation of the student's current level of functioning and the unique needs of each child. 

Students receive instruction in a variety of settings throughout the day with an emphasis on opportunities to interact with age appropriate non-disabled peers. 

Special services are provided to students who are eligible for Special Education. Eligibility is determined by the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee based on the student’s disability and demonstrated need for specially designed instruction. Disability categories designated by law include: 

Orthopedic Impairment

• Other Health Impairment

• Auditory Impairment

• Visual Impairment

• Deaf/Blind

• Intellectual Disability

• Emotional Disturbance

• Specific Learning Disability

• Speech Impairment

• Autism

• Traumatic Brain Injury


• Non-categorical Early Childhood


Should you have questions concerning the Special Education Services provided at WISD, please contact us.

Mailing Address:         414 Newsome St.

                                    Winnsboro, Texas 75494 

Phone:    (903) 347-6611

(903) 347-6615

Director's Office:

Director of Special Education:  Mary Ellen Knight                  

Educational Diagnostician:  Molly Davidson
Educational Diagnostician: Wade Mullinax
Speech Language Pathologist:  Magan Bradford

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