HCDE is a model organization that leverages 20¢ into $1.00 of services through shared service arrangements, such as cooperative programs, that save school districts extraordinary amounts of their own budget dollars. By offering shared services, HCDE can provide school districts with specific services at a much reduced rate. These savings would not be possible without HCDE’s cooperative programs. For example, HCDE operates special campuses for Alternative education (discipline-related) and Special needs students, particularly those who are autistic or emotionally disturbed.
With the districts’ full support, HCDE provides those in compliance with all laws and professional standards at a fraction of what it would otherwise cost the home district. Services for which the school districts can depend on HCDE to provide include:
Occupational, physical, and music therapy for special education students;
Staff development in the broad range of education issues for board members and all educators; Comprehensive after-school programs; Adult education; Program evaluations, needs assessments, and program performance studies;
Instructional support services in core subject academic disciplines including bilingual and other special categories; Strategic planning guidance;
Business services and related forum; Cooperative purchasing in full compliance with all bidding laws of Texas; Virtual school support; Curriculum development such as science course projects in conjunction with NASA; and Personnel utilization reviews.