Special Populations

  • Dr. Jill Schurr, Director of Special Populations

    The Sherman Independent School District Department of Special Population, in partnership with parents and the community, is committed to Building Bearcats by providing specialized academic and behavioral support and services to students with diverse needs in order for them to be fully engaged in high-quality learning environments that challenge and prepare them to be well-rounded, active members of society.

    Department Beliefs:

    • Effective general education is the key to improving special education
    • Collaboration among educators leads to improved student achievement
    • Each student has the right to a challenging, rewarding and inclusive education
    • All students can learn and it is our responsibility to ensure that they do 

    Department Goals:

    • All students with disabilities living within Sherman ISD shall be identified and evaluated with regard to their need for special education services through an extensive Child Find process.
    • A free and appropriate public education will be provided to all students with disabilities, including a challenging learning environment that ensures progress appropriate in light of the student’s disability.
    • Each child with a disability will receive related services, accommodations, supports, or modifications that address the needs of the child to make academic progress and support annual goals.
  • Legal Notice

    SISD Confidential Special Edcuation

    Student Folder

    Every school year, school districts destroy confidential special education student folders. Records that will be destroyed are for students who graduated, were dismissed from special education services, or last attended Sherman I.S.D. as of May 2018. Adult students, eighteen years of age or older, or parents or legal guardians for students under eighteen may request to have their records. To process a request for records or ask questions, please contact Reba Wilson at (903) 891-6439 extension 2049. The deadline to request records is July 1, 2023.


    Dr. Jill Schurr

    Special Populations Director