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Region 8 Education Service Center - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Region 8 Education Service Center
4845 US Highway 271 North
Pittsburg, TX 75686
(907) 572-8551 (Local)

Brief Description

Region 8 ESC is one of twenty ESCs in Texas operating under the Texas Education Agency. We provide a broad range of services to school districts. Our Visual Impairment program offers technical assistance and training to school personnel working with students birth to 22 who have visual impairments as well as serving as first point of contact for parents who have questions about their child's education. We conduct low vision clinics for students in our regional area and provide training to school districts in the area of visual impairment.


Pamela Albritton, Director of Special Services,
David Fitts, Executive Director,

Services Offered

Services for Children

  • Education Services
    • Provides information about special education rules, regulations, laws, policies, and procedures; offers technical assistance regarding monitoring, budget and finance, funding applications, expenditure reports, and program evaluation; supports schools in their implementation of the comprehensive system of personal development (CSPD); and provides technical assistance in all areas of special education.
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