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Destruction of Special Education Records

Special Education records that are not required to be retained permanently will be destroyed after 5 years from the date of "cessation of services" to the student.  The Swisher Briscoe SSA, which serves the school districts of Tulia, Happy, Kress, and Silverton will be destroying records of students who were born in the year 1994 or earlier.  For information on how to obtain these records, come by the Swisher Briscoe SSA office at 702 NW 8th Street in Tulia, Texas 79088 or call our phone number at (806) 995-2776.   Records will be destroyed by January 31, 2017.



Swisher Briscoe SSA

 Many Minds; One Mission!


Swisher Briscoe is a Shared Service Arrangement for Special Education Services. The districts involved in this cooperative arrangement include Tulia ISD, Happy ISD, Kress ISD, and Silverton ISD.  Swisher Briscoe SSA employs the Director of Special Education, 3 Diagnosticians, A Behavior Specialist and Transition Coordinator,  2 Speech-Language Pathologists, a PEIMS secretary, and a Special Education Secretary.


Mission Statement

Working in active partnerships with schools, agencies, parents, and students, Swisher Briscoe SSA will meet the needs of each student in the SSA in a timely manner following the Federal Framework and IDEA B.  Our focus in on student success as we encourage them to achieve academic skills and foster social and emotional development.  



Swisher-Briscoe SSA aspires to ensure all individuals with disabilities are academically proficient, gainfully employed and socially adjusted while continuing to improve academic results and postsecondary outcomes for students with special needs.  Our goal is for all students and children learn and grow in natural and inclusive environments with non-disabled peers.




  • Educational outcomes for students with disabilities replace procedural compliance as our primary focus.
  • Low expectations of the past are replaced with early intervention, individualized services, parent empowerment and accountability for results.
  • Students are supported in the least restrictive environment. 
  • Access to general education opportunities is the right of every student.
  • Participation and progress in the general curriculum is facilitated with the use of research-based academic, social and positive behavioral supports.