Information for Parents



The DeWitt-Lavaca Special Education Cooperative will soon dispose of the confidential special education records of students who have not received special education assessment, instruction, or related services since June 2016.  These special education records will be destroyed after November 4, 2022, unless a written request to the contrary is received.  Special education records could be of future importance for purposes of applying for Social Security benefits or other purposes.  Requests to prevent the destruction of certain records should be forwarded in writing by November 4, 2022, to Jason Appelt, Executive Director, DeWitt-Lavaca Special Education Cooperative, PO Box 737, Yoakum, Texas 77995.  These records may include students from Ezzell ISD, Hallettsville ISD, Moulton ISD, Nordheim ISD, Shiner ISD, Sweet Home ISD, Vysehrad ISD, Yoakum ISD, and Yorktown ISD. 


Yoakum ISD will release early on Friday, September 2. DLSEC multi-district students will dismiss according to the following schedule:

  • ECSE-3 (YPS) at 12:25PM
  • RISE/Elementary GOALS/InVEST (YIS) at 12:25PM
  • RISE/GOALS (YHS) at 12:35 PM
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Contact information:
Phone: 1-855-773-3839
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Meet the Teacher Night: August 15, 2022, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

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Holiday Reminder–April 15, 2022:

The DLSEC offices & classrooms will be closed Friday, April 15, 2022. We will resume normal hours of operation on Monday, April 18, 2022.

School Closure on February 4, 2022:

DLSEC offices and classrooms will be closed February 4, 2022 due to the hazardous weather-related conditions.

Early Release on February 03, 2022:

Due to our winter weather, per YISD, there will be an early release today, Thursday, February 3, 2022. Dismissal times for multi-district classrooms are listed below:

  • ECSE-3 at Yoakum Primary Annex at 1:45 PM
  • RISE Elementary GOALS and InVEST at Yoakum Intermediate at 1:40 PM
  • RISE and GOALS at YHS at 2:00 PM

The district will continue to monitor the weather in regards to school for Friday, February 4, 2022.

Calendar Notes for Parents/Guardians:

Monday, January 17, 2022: Holiday for students and staff in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day.

RISE and GOALS students will release early on Friday, December 17, 2021.

  • Yoakum Primary Annex: 2:25 pm
  • Yoakum Intermediate School: 2:25 pm
  • Yoakum High School: 2:35 pm

DLSEC Classrooms and offices will be closed December 20-31, 2021. Staff will return on Monday, January 3, 2022. Students will return on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.