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Oklahoma's 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).

 

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Upcoming Activities & 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.

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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.

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Policies & Procedure Handbook Public Notice  

PUBLIC NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT FOR THE DRAFT OKLAHOMA SPECIAL EDUCATION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL. THE OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION HEREBY NOTIFIES ALL INTERESTED PARTIES OF ITS INTENT TO MAKE AVAILABLE THE DRAFT OKLAHOMA SPECIAL EDUCATION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL. THE FIRST DRAFT OF THE OKLAHOMA SPECIAL EDUCATION POLICY AND PROCEDURES MANUAL HAS BEEN DEVELOPED FOR PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT PRIOR TO THE FINAL DRAFT BEING SUBMITTED TO THE OKLAHOMA STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION. THE OKLAHOMA SPECIAL EDUCATION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL OUTLINES SPECIAL EDUCATION POLICIES, PROCEDURES, AND BEST PRACTICES FOR OKLAHOMA LOCAL EDUCATION AGENCIES, ASSURING THE STATE FULLY AND APPROPRIATELY IMPLEMENTS THE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (IDEA). COPIES OF THE DRAFT OKLAHOMA SPECIAL EDUCATION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL ARE AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC REVIEW IN THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS: THE OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES, 2500 NORTH LINCOLN BOULEVARD, SUITE 412, OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA 73105-4599 OR ONLINE AT WWW.SDE.OK.GOV/SDE/SPECIAL-EDUCATION. PARTIES INTERESTED IN REVIEWING THE DRAFT OKLAHOMA SPECIAL EDUCATION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL SHOULD CONTACT THE SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES OFFICE OF THE OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AT (405) 521-3351. ANY INTERESTED PARTY IS INVITED TO SUBMIT WRITTEN COMMENTS TO THE OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES, 2500 NORTH LINCOLN BOULEVARD, SUITE 412, OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA 73105-4599 OR THROUGH EMAIL TO ABBY JOHNSON WITH “PUBLIC COMMENT” CLEARLY NOTED IN THE SUBJECT LINE. ALL COMMENTS SHOULD CITE THE APPLICABLE CHAPTER AND PAGE NUMBER OF THE DRAFT MANUAL. ALL WRITTEN COMMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN MAY 24, 2022. ALL SOLICITATIONS FOR THE PUBLIC COMMENT ARE BARRIER FREE. INDIVIDUALS WHO SPEAK A LANGUAGE(S) OTHER THAN ENGLISH, OR HAVE A HEARING IMPAIRMENT AND REQUIRE AN INTERPRETER, ARE ASKED TO CONTACT THE OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION VIA EMAIL TO ABBY JOHNSON WITH “PUBLIC COMMENT” CLEARLY NOTED IN THE SUBJECT LINE.

PUBLIC HEARINGS WHEREBY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY SUBMIT ORAL COMMENTS ARE SCHEDULED FOR 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2022 AND 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2022, AT THE HODGE EDUCATION BUILDING, STATE BOARD ROOM, ROOM 1-250, 2500 NORTH LINCOLN BOULEVARD, OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA 73105. PERSONS WISHING TO SPEAK MUST SIGN IN AT THE DOOR OF THE STATE BOARD ROOM PRIOR TO THE START OF THE HEARING. TIME LIMITATIONS MAY BE IMPOSED ON PRESENTATIONS TO ENSURE THAT ALL PERSONS WHO DESIRE TO MAKE ORAL COMMENTS WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO SO.

Part B Grant Application

PUBLIC NOTICE SUBMISSION OF THE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES EDUCATION ACT (IDEA) PARTS B AND C AS AMENDED IN 2004, GRANT APPLICATION. THE OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION HEREBY NOTIFIES ALL INTERESTED PARTIES OF ITS INTENT TO MAKE AVAILABLE AND PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT P.L. 108-446 IDEA PARTS B AND C, FFY 2022 GRANT APPLICATION, FOR EARLY INTERVENTION [INFANTS AND TODDLERS WITH DISABILITIES, AGES BIRTH TO THREE (0-3)], AND CHILDREN AND YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES AGES THREE THROUGH TWENTY ONE (3-21) IN OKLAHOMA. THE FIRST DRAFT OF THE P.L. 108-446 FFY 2022 GRANT APPLICATION HAS BEEN DEVELOPED FOR PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT PRIOR TO THE FINAL DRAFT BEING SUBMITTED TO THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS. THE P.L. 108-446 FFY 2022 GRANT APPLICATION INCLUDES PROVISIONS FOR ASSURING THE STATE HAS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN EFFECT TO MEET THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS OF PARTS B AND C OF THE ACT, AS WELL AS FUNDS UNDER PARTS B AND C OF THE ACT. COPIES OF THE DRAFT OF PARTS B AND C P.L. 108-446 FFY 2022 GRANT APPLICATION ARE AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC REVIEW IN THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS: EARLY INTERVENTION OFFICES IN THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS: ADA, CLINTON, KINGFISHER, LAWTON, MCALESTER, MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA CITY, TAHLEQUAH, AND TULSA. ADDITIONAL COPIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC REVIEW AT THE OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES, 2500 NORTH LINCOLN BOULEVARD, SUITE 412, OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA 73105-4599 OR ONLINE AT WWW.SDE.OK.GOV/SDE/SPECIAL-EDUCATION. PARTIES INTERESTED IN REVIEWING THE DRAFT PARTS B AND C P.L. 108-446 FFY 2022 GRANT APPLICATION SHOULD CONTACT THE SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES OF THE OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AT (405) 521-3351. ANY INTERESTED PARTY IS INVITED TO SUBMIT WRITTEN COMMENTS TO THE OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES, 2500 NORTH LINCOLN BOULEVARD, SUITE412, OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA 73105-4599 OR THROUGH EMAIL TO ABBY JOHNSON WITH “PUBLIC COMMENT” CLEARLY NOTED IN THE SUBJECT LINE. ALL COMMENTS SHOULD CITE THE SECTION AND PAGE OF THE DRAFT APPLICATION. ALL WRITTEN COMMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN APRIL 27, 2022. ALL SOLICITATIONS FOR THE PUBLIC COMMENT ARE BARRIER FREE. INDIVIDUALS WHO SPEAK A LANGUAGE(S) OTHER THAN ENGLISH, OR HAVE A HEARING IMPAIRMENT AND REQUIRE AN INTERPRETER, ARE ASKED TO CONTACT THE OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION VIA EMAIL TO ABBY JOHNSON WITH “PUBLIC COMMENT” CLEARLY NOTED IN THE SUBJECT LINE.

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Last updated on May 2, 2022