Special Services

MVISD Department of Special Services 
507 Highway 37 South
Mt Vernon, Texas 75457
(903) 537-9912

Welcome to the home page of the Mount Vernon Independent School District Department of Special Services.

The Department of Special Services at MVISD is committed to serving the needs of students ages 3 through 21 with disabilities within the least restrictive environment. Our department services students through both Special Education and section 504. We provide a full continuum of instructional settings led by specially trained staff to support each child's access to the general education curriculum. Please check out our Parent Resources tab to the left for a wide range of information.

If you are unable to find information you are looking for on our website, please give us a call. We are here to help you and your child have the best educational experience possible.


Craig Watson 
      Director of Special Services 


MVISD is responsible for serving students with disabilities from the ages of 3-21.  If a child is blind or deaf, they may qualify for services from birth.  If you would like more information on developmental milestones for children, please see this
child find notice. If you know of a child with a disability who is not in school, please call our office today.  


The Government Code, Section 441.158, provides that the Texas State Library and Archives Commission shall issue records retention schedules for each type of local government, including a schedule for records common to all types of local governments. The law provides further that each schedule must state the retention period prescribed by federal or state law, rule of court, or regulation for a record for which a period is prescribed; and prescribe retention periods for all other records, which periods have the same effect as if prescribed by law after the records retention schedule is adopted as a rule of the commission.

The retention period for Special Education records is:  cessation of services plus 5 years.  All records beyond the required retention timeline will periodically, throughout the year, be reviewed and destroyed unless parent/guardian or student of legal age requests that these records be maintained.  Mt Vernon I.S.D. Special Education records are housed at 501 Highway 37 South, Mt Vernon, Texas.  For more information, please contact the Special Education office at (903) 537-9912.