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The Oklahoma State Department of Education, Special Education Services (OSDE-SES) is committed to providing guidance and support in order to promote excellence in education from infancy to adulthood for children with disabilities as outlined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA).

This mission is accomplished by disseminating information to families, schools, communities, and agencies through meaningful resources, fostering collaborative partnerships, and providing timely and accurate technical assistance.

Joint Statement on Serving Students with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Outbreak - from the OSDE, the Oklahoma Parents Center, the Oklahoma Directors of Special Services, and the IDEA Part B State Advisory Panel


Special Education Resources for the 20-21 School Year 

New: Special Education & Related Services During the 2020-21 School Year

New: Planning for Virtual or Distance Learning Services and Developing a Contingency Plan in OK EDPlan 08/14/20

Distance Learning Guidance

SoonerStart COVID19 Re-Entry Plan

Project 613

Parent Consent for Release of Confidential Information and Group - Spanish

New: Evaluation and Eligibility Basics for New Special Education Directors - Presentation Recording

New: Evaluation and Eligibility Basics for New Special Education Directors - Presentation


FAQs Regarding Students with Disabilities During the Coronavirus Outbreak

External Resources for Distance Learning

Information from the USDE about COVID-19

Other Resources for Distance Learning


Upcoming Activities and Professional Development

OSDE sponsored events, professional development, and conferences are beneficial to special education teachers and staff. Additionally, Project 613 does not have a deadline to submit an application. Districts can submit an application at any time. Please Note: All upcoming activities and events are subject to being rescheduled, canceled, or move to an online format. Information about any changes will be posted to the listserv. 

Project 613 FY21 Updated 1-25-21


Differentiated Monitoring GSS 

Oklahoma's General Supervision System (GSS) monitors the implementation of IDEA by local education agencies (LEAs). This document outlines the monitoring and enforcement components of the Oklahoma GSS. All of the components have been developed according to the standard set by the federal Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). For any questions related to monitoring activities during the 2020-2021 school year, please contact Cheryl Revolinski at or Felica Denton at



Policies, Handbook, & Process Guide

Special Education Policies Special Education Handbook Special Education Process Guide


Public Notice and Comment Period

2020-2021 1.0 Percent Waiver Extention Request Pursuant to 34 C.F.R. §200.6(c)(4)

Public comments must be submitted no later than 5:00pm Friday, December 4, 2020. See waiver for details.


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    Last updated on January 25, 2021