SPECIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT
It is the responsibility of the Roswell Independent School District to locate, identify and refer exceptional children between the ages of 3 and 21 who live in the school district, in order to evaluate and serve, when appropriate. Every disabled child within the Roswell Independent School District has a right to a free appropriate public education. RISD offers a continuum of programs and services designed to meet the needs of eligible students.
Confidential records, which are essential to the service of the exceptional student, will be maintained in accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 2008. Our staff is available to assist you with any questions you have regarding identification, evaluation, placement, or provision of free appropriate public education at the Special Education Office, 300 N. Kentucky, Roswell, New Mexico 88201 or call 575-627-2556. If you have concerns about the development of your toddler, RISD schedules Early Childhood “Child Find” Screenings weekly at our district offices located at 300 N Kentucky. Please call 575-627-2556 to schedule an appointment.
Families who have moved to Roswell since the closing of school in May, who have students who may be in need of Special Education services, must check in with the Special Education Office located at 300 N. Kentucky Avenue Room 206 before trying to enroll at the neighborhood school. Bussing will be arranged at the time of enrollment for qualified students.
Any student enrolled in private school or Sidney Gutierrez School requiring Special Education Services must contact the Special Education Office (575) 627-2557.