A Message from the Director

Welcome to the Longview ISD Special Education Department website!

I am pleased to have this opportunity to welcome you to our website. My hope is that you will find this to be an effective tool in obtaining information about services and supports for students with disabilities at Longview ISD, as well as a useful resource for parents and community members.

Please contact the LISD Special Education Department if you have any comments or suggestions or if you would like to obtain additional information.

Thank you,
Kristal Linton, M.Ed.
Director of Special Programs

LISD Special Education Track & Field Day

Each spring, Longview ISD holds an annual track and field day for students in our Special Education programs at Lobo Stadium on the campus of Longview High School.

Students practice various activities — chosen based on their individual physical abilities and preferences — at school in the weeks leading up to the event. 

When the big day comes, they compete in wheelchair dashes, assisted and unassisted walking races, 25-meter, 50-meter, and 100-meter dashes, running long jumps, standing long jumps, softball throws, tennis ball throws, discus throws, shuttle relays, developmental bowling events, AmTryke races, and team relays.

After each event, students receive ribbons and medals in recognition of their efforts. Throughout the competition, Longview ISD football players, cheerleaders, Viewettes, choir members, and staff offer robust support!

Mrs. Kristal Linton, LISD Director of Special Programs, said the event has taken place during the months of either April or May for around 30 years, and local media coverage often captures the highlights of these exceptional young champions. 

“It is an exciting event that our students, staff, and entire community looks forward to each year!” she said. 

For more information about Longview ISD's annual Special Education Track & Field Day please email ask@lisd.org or call 903-381-2200.