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Region 4 Regional Day School Program for the Deaf Procedures for Membership or
Nonmember Services


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A member district of a shared services arrangement (SSA) is one that participates in a legally binding cooperative arrangement with Region 4 ESC to provide efficient delivery of legally required special education and related services to eligible students who are deaf or hard of hearing and who are residents of the member district. Member districts actively participate in the management of the Region 4 RDSPD through representation on the RDSPD’s Management Board.

A nonmember local education agency (LEA), either district or charter, accesses necessary services and/or placements within the Region 4 RDSPD. Nonmember LEAs do not have voting rights as part of the RDSPD’s Management Board. 



Requesting Services

School districts or charter schools that are not currently members of our SSA can submit a written request to the Region 4 RDSPD coordinator to request consideration of services or placement for eligible students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Once the written request is received, a representative from the district or charter school will be present at a management board meeting to present information regarding the request. A link to a downloadable template for the written request can be found below.

Template for Formal Request of Region 4 Day School Program for the Deaf Services


Member districts contribute to the Region 4 RDSPD local funds twice each year. They are billed using the per pupil tuition rate based on the number of students identified as receiving RDSPD services, according to the October Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) snapshot.

Nonmember services are billed according to a fee schedule. Invoices for services to nonmember districts and/or charter schools will occur on a monthly basis. Invoices will reflect services provided for the month previous. A link to a downloadable copy of the current fee schedule can be found below.


Requested NonMember LEA or Charter Schools Services and Applicable Fees




Marina McCormick, Region 4 RDSPD Coordinator  ·  713.744.6329  · 1249033-hand
7145 West Tidwell Road | Houston, Texas 77092-2096 | 713.462.7708