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Special Programs

Special Services

Special Education Program

A wide array of services and support are available for students and families needing special education services within the Dumas Independent School District. The links below provide information about special education in Texas, as well as offer a support system for questions, comments, or concerns in regard to the special education programs.

Texas Education Agency-Special Education     |      SPEDTEX      |      Updates in Special Education       

Child Find Program      |      Resources on Special Education Services     |      Special Education Family Resources

Special Education Legal Framework     |     OSEP Compliance Errata #1     

Special Education-Transition from Individual/Family Support Plan (IFSP) to Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)

Delayed or Denied Evaluations & Compensatory Services   –   English    Spanish

Parent’s Guide to the ARD Process       English     Spanish

Notice of Procedural Safeguards       English      Spanish


Additional Resources for Families

The following links answer questions you may have about the following services.

What is section  504?     English    Spanish                            What is IDEA?     English    Spanish                  

What is MTSS?     English   Spanish                                         What is Dyslexia?   English    Spanish


Dyslexia Program

Use the links below for dyslexia information and for questions about the Dyslexia Program contact the Frankie Blue, Special Services Director, by phone at (806) 935-6774 or by email: or the Dyslexia Interventionists, Denia Brinkmann, Angie Clements, and Melissa Espino, by phone at (806) 935-4155 or by email:, and  

Dyslexia Handbook    |   Dumas ISD Dyslexia Operating Procedures   |   Dyslexia and Related Disorders   


Gifted & Talented Program

The Gifted and Talented program consists of a pullout classroom for grades K-6 and pre-AP and AP classes for junior high and high school.  The GT (PEGS) Program is taught by Nicole Clark and Kylee Schenk. Their office is located at Hillcrest Elementary, Dumas, Texas 79029.  They can be contacted by phone at (806) 399-5156 or by email: and

Link to Gifted & Talented Program page 


Reading Recovery

Developed by New Zealand educator Dr. Marie M. Clay, Reading Recovery is a short-term intervention for children who have low achievement in literacy learning in the first grade. Children meet individually with a specially trained teacher for 30 minutes each day for an average of 12-20 weeks. For questions about the Dumas ISD Reading Recovery Program contact Tammy Fangman, Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, by phone at        (806) 399-5142 or by email:

National Reading Recovery Website   |   Texas Woman’s University Reading Recovery Training


Section 504

Dumas ISD will ensure that students with disabilities within its boundaries are identified, evaluated, and provided a free appropriate public education pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. No qualified student who demonstrates a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit of, or be subject to discrimination in any program or activity offered by Dumas ISD. Dumas ISD does not discriminate on the basis of disability with regard to admission, access to educational services, treatment, or employment in its programs or activities.



The Transition in Texas website is a project of the Texas Secondary Transition/Post-School Results Network in collaboration with the Texas Education Agency.   The network is comprised of representatives from each of the 20 Education Service Centers in Texas.

Transition in Texas          |           Texas Transition Guide 

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Dumas ISD
421 W. 4th Street
P.O. Box 615
Dumas, Texas 79029
Phone: (806) 935-6461
Fax: (806) 935-6275