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Mission & Vision

All Texas students who are blind, visually impaired, or deafblind will be empowered to lead productive and fulfilling lives.

Vision of the Board and Staff of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

All Texas students who are blind, visually impaired, or deafblind will be empowered to lead productive and fulfilling lives.

Mission of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

We serve as a leading center of expertise and resources, working in partnership with schools, families, communities, and organizations to transform outcomes for students, ages birth to 22, who are blind, visually impaired, or deafblind.

Philosophy of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

We believe in the independence of students who are blind, visually impaired, or deafblind. All staff at TSBVI collaborate to increase student potential every day.

We believe that our mission, established by the people of Texas through our legislature, is to serve all students in Texas through partnership with families and local educational teams. By doing so, TSBVI ensures that Texas receives the greatest value for its investment in the promising future of our students.

We believe that the expertise developed at TSBVI since 1856 continues to grow in its leadership for the entire state. We are committed to using this expertise to eliminate barriers through instruction in all areas of the Core and the Expanded Core Curriculum.

We believe that the State of Texas has established a statewide educational system for our students that is widely recognized as among the very best in the nation. TSBVI is honored to play a key role in the achievement of this recognition.

Long-Range Strategic Goals

Strategic Goals: TSBVI will be a leader in providing statewide expertise and resources.

  1. Students with visual impairment will demonstrate knowledge, skills, and agency to lead vocationally, personally, and socially satisfying lives.
  2. Students with visual impairment will have access to quality education based on appropriate assessment, curriculum, and instruction.
  3. Students with visual impairment will receive a quality education from qualified professionals and trained staff.
  4. Parents of students who are blind, visually impaired, and deafblind will have a thorough understanding of their child’s visual impairment and instruction in specialized skills needed to maximize learning.
  5. Partnerships will be developed so that students with visual impairment have quality resources available at the TSBVI campus and in their home district.
  6. TSBVI staff will contribute to the accomplishment of the school’s mission by providing high quality products and services.
  7. Students and staff will learn and work in a quality state-of-the-art campus.
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