Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI)
TSBVI Ebola-Related Information
TSBVI is following the Ebola-related guidelines for schools issued by the Texas Department of Health, the Texas Education Agency and the Center for Disease Control. There has been no known risk of exposure to any TSBVI student, their families or to TSBVI staff. While it is highly unlikely that any such exposure will occur, it is appropriate that the school, students and families exercise caution. Parents are receiving a letter describing symptoms of potentially infectious disease along with instructions for when to keep their children at home. Any parent, adult student or staff who believes they may have had exposure should immediately seek medical advice, and then inform the TSBVI Health Center. All school-related questions or concerns about this topic should be referred to the TSBVI Health Center at 512-206-9136/512-206-9138. Here is a link to the Region XIII Education Service Center website that provides basic information about Ebola http://www4.esc13.net/school-health
A series of nationally sponsored family phone calls, free to families, conducted in Spanish are currently being presented. One is for families with children who have hearing and vision problems and one is specifically for families of children with CHARGE. Llamada de Familia-a-Familia con Niños con el Síndrome de CHARGE
Se presenta en la actualidad una serie de llamadas telefónicas de la familia patrocinados a nivel nacional, llevado a cabo en español y gratis para las familias. Uno es para familias con niños que tienen problemas de audición y problemas de visión y uno es específicamente para las familias de niños con CHARGE. Llamada de Familia-a-Familia
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI) serves as a special public school in the continuum of statewide placements for students who have a visual impairment. Students, ages 6 through 21, who are blind, deafblind, or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities, are eligible for consideration for services on the TSBVI campus. It is also a statewide resource to parents of these children and the professionals who serve them, from birth through transition from school.
The other major divisions of TSBVI are: School and Student Services (student admissions and records); the Business, Operations and Technology Division (budgeting, accounting, purchasing, payroll, supply warehouse, maintenance, food service, security, transportation, duplication and technology); and Executive Administration (superintendent's office, human resources, curriculum, legal, internal audit and risk management).