Matagorda County Educational ServicesMCES had its annual Employee Retreat on August 17, 2018. The staff was led by Director of Special Education, Sonya Sonia, and Supervisor, Stacie Presley. The focus of the Employee Retreat was "Nourishing Our Team and Culture."Staff were encouraged to ask themselves:Am I really bringing my best every day?What example am I bringing to those around me?Is it the example that i want to be setting?Training topics at the retreat included:Confidentiality for Bay City ISDConfidentiality: Understanding FERPAChild Abuse: Prevention and InterventionDiscrimination, Harassment, Sexual Harassment and RetaliationBlood Borne Pathogens at School (Test)Active Shooter
An Opportunity for Every Child
Special Education provides a continuum of child-centered and supportive services combined to meet the needs of eligible students with disabilities ages birth through 21 years.
•Students with disabilities have the opportunity to participate in an education that is designed to meet their individual needs.
•Students are served in an educational environment which meets their educational needs.
•The goal is to provide students valuable educational experiences, which in turn lead to preparation for a lifetime of meaningful living.
Parent and Community Involvement
We believe that parental and community involvement is essential to quality education. When parents participate, they become partners in the planning and teaching of their child.Mission StatementMatagorda County Educational Services (MCES) provides quality support and services to our students, parents and campuses so that each individual student can be empowered to reach his or her full potential.Goals:1. Maximize the effectiveness of specialized programs, whether inclusive or specialized, on the campus2. Maintain a high standard of compliance with local, state and federal regulations3. Focus on building collaborative relationships with students, parents, campus staff and within our own team at MCES4. Focus on data driven processes to improve student outcomes5. Promote independent and functional living in society for our studentsVision StatementWe at MCES believe that every child has the ability to lean and if provided with enough support can reach his or her full potential. We will build collaborative relationships with staff in all of our districts in order to support programming and placements that will allow students with disabilities to make educational, developmental and social growth. We will provide service and knowledge to school staff to ensure that students with disabilities are treated with respect and dignity and are included with non-disabled peers as much as possible in our schools and communities. We believe in our services, our schools and our students.
* Reports of discrimination based on disability may be directed to the ADA/Section 504 Coordinator. The District designates the following person to coordinate its efforts to comply with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which incorporates and expands upon the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.