B R E A K I N G   N E W S   U P D A T E

(1:55 PM) Law enforcement and fire department personnel expect their attention to this matter will last beyond 4:00 PM. The district is dispatching a fleet of buses to safely evacuate students from the middle school to the elementary school gym. Further information regarding dismissal procedures from school will be posted on the website.

 (1:30 PM) Today at Blanco Middle School, it was reported to school officials that a student brought an explosive device to school.  School officials investigated the report, and discovered a suspicious item. The school building was evacuated, and local law enforcement and fire department personnel are now attending to the situation to ensure the safety of all students and district property. The situation is on-going. Students, teachers, and all personnel at the middle school are safe. Updated reports will be posted on our website.

G I R L S    B A S K E T B A L L    P L A Y O F F S
Bi-District Game vs Marion Bulldogs
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 8:00 PM
at Blanco High School
Tickets: Adults $3.00 / Students $2.00
G O    P A N T H E R S !!
Special Education

Kathryn Rutherford, Director

Phone:  (830) 833-4365
Fax:  (830) 833-9245

Special education and related services are specially designed instructional services developed to support students with disabilities within the general curriculum. The intent of the support services is to enable all students with disabilities to make progress in the general curriculum, to participate in extracurricular and nonacademic activities, and to be educated and participate with disabled and non disabled peers in the public school system.  Special Education Services are provided at no cost to parents. 

Students qualifying for special education support have needs that will often require support that goes beyond what is normally received in the regular school/classroom setting.  Services, as determined appropriate by the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee, are available in many different instructional settings.

Services may include:

  • consultative and/or direct support from special education staff within the general education classroom;
  • direct instruction in a small group setting to reinforce instruction given in the general education classroom;
  • pull-out services for specific subject areas

A full range of support for grades K-12 are available on every campus as well as Preschool Programs for Children with Disabilities (PPCD) for students age 3-5 who qualify.  Students ranging from 18-21 who are graduating under an Individual Education Plan may attend the 18+ Program.

Blanco ISD also provides support in communication skills, life skills, vocational skills and behavior interventions for qualified students.  Related services may include occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychological services and adaptive physical education for students meeting eligibility criteria for these specific interventions.

To qualify for special education, students must have been evaluated in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, and be identified as having a disability in one of the following areas: 

  1. Auditory Impairment
  2. Autism 
  3. Deaf Blindness 
  4. Emotional Disturbance 
  5. Learning Disabilities 
  6. Intellectual Disability 
  7. Multiple Disabilities 
  8. Noncategorical Early Childhood 
  9. Orthopedically Impaired 
  10. Other Health Impaired 
  11. Speech Impaired 
  12. Traumatic Brain Injury 
  13. Visual Impairment 

For more information regarding Special Education services contact:

Kathryn Rutherford

Director of Special Education

814 Eleventh Street

Blanco, TX  78606


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Notice of Entitlements for Non-Profit & Private Schools in Blanco ISDIf you are the parent of a home school or private school student and you would like more information on the use of federal funds for private school and home school children and you live within Blanco ISD, please contact:
Kathryn Rutherford
Director of Special Education

814 Eleventh Street

Blanco, TX  78606


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