Traditional Public School Districts Provide an Array of Specialized Services and Resources for Students
PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT SERVICES
Unlike charter schools or private schools, traditional public schools are legally required to provide robust services for students to meet the needs of our diverse populations. A locally elected school board governs traditional Independent School Districts. School boards are tasked with determining the academic direction for their schools, including decisions about curricula and methods of instruction to meet the state and federal laws of serving the needs of all students.
WHAT QUALIFIES A CHILD AS ELIGIBLE FOR SPECIAL SERVICES?
Many families struggle to find the information they need regarding special services for their child. We have compiled some useful information with regard to learning and disability services in traditional public school districts.
PUBLIC SCHOOLS PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION
School districts understand the importance of transporting students to and from school. Independent School Districts ensure families have access to safe and secure transportation.
ON-SITE NURSES AND STUDENT HEALTHCARE
Among the many free student services that our traditional public schools provide is dependable student healthcare. School nurses are the health experts in the school setting, bridging education and healthcare. Nurses address the physical, emotional, mental, and social health of all students.
ARE STUDENTS SAFE IN SCHOOL?
Our public schools provide safety services to students and families. School districts continually monitor and enhance methods of on-campus and online security, provide safety trainings, background checks, visitor check-ins, and ensure all are informed of the latest security measures.
COUNSELING & GUIDANCE SERVICES
School counselors help students plan for college and choose career paths, and provide support when students are faced with physical, behavioral, or mental health challenges.
SCHOOL MEAL PROGRAMS AND NUTRITION SERVICES
Traditional public schools provide nutritional meals for all students. Breakfast, lunch, and after-school snacks are common meal programs, offering variety while complying with USDA’s nutritional guidelines.