Special and Gifted Education (SAGE)

SAGE stands for “Special and Gifted Education;” our goal is to support a strong alliance between the caregivers and educators of diverse learners.  We hope to foster an inclusive community that celebrates and embraces the unique needs of children who learn differently through education, support, advocacy, and relationship building. 

Helpful Links and Resources

PISD Parent Navigator for Special Education – information, guidance, and resources from PISD Special Education Department

Common Terms – A breakdown of frequently used acronyms from the Texas Education Agency

SpedTex – Special Education Information Center

Lifepath Systems - The designated behavioral health and intellectual/developmental disabilities authority for Collin County

Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented

Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas

The Autism Society of Texas

Plano ISD Council of PTAs - SAGE

Have a question for SAGE? Contact the Barksdale Sage committee chair at sage@barksdalepta.org

Raise funds for our PTA by donating used clothing, shoes and other items to our World Wear Bin!

Support Barksdale PTA with every purchase. Remember to renew twice per year.

Support Barksdale PTA with qualifying purchases.


Link your account to support Barksdale. 


Click through our Barksdale store front and Shutterfly will donate 8% of purchases.

Visit Kwik Kar for your oil changes and auto needs! Every Tuesday and Sunday by mentioning "Barksdale PTA" you'll receive $8 off an Oil Change, 10% off mechanical labor, and Barksdale will receive $5!

Staff Favorites

Gift giving made easy! Click HERE for a list of the teachers' favorite things.

Want to be a Barksdale Volunteer?

You can access the Plano ISD volunteer management system, VOLY, to create an account and complete an application, online orientation and criminal history check. These items must be completed by volunteers each school year to be eligible for district/school volunteer opportunities. Please visit plano.voly.org to create a volunteer account and begin this process.

To view how to sign up for Barksdale volunteer opportunties, click here.

The Remind App! 

Get Reminders about PTA related activities with the Remind App. Using the Remind app, text @barkspta to 810-10 to be added to the Barksdale PTA group to begin receiving texts about PTA related activities.

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Yearbook Pics 

Submit your photos for the 2022-2023 yearbook by Wednesday, March 1, 2023! This year, you can send photos through the Balfour app (Apple or Android) or through the Balfour website

Use Barksdale Project Number 316894 when submitting your photos.

Space is limited. Not all submissions will be printed. Only photos of students and staff will be considered.