Special education means specially designed instruction, at no cost to the parents, to meet the unique needs of a student with a disability. All students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) are entitled to a free appropriate public education (FAPE). This includes students who are eligible for special education from the ages of 3 through 21. FAPE is individually determined for each student with a disability. FAPE must include special education in the least restrictive environment (LRE).
The Putnam City Special Education department seeks to work collaboratively with school and district leaders, teachers, students, and families to provide the tools, supports, and services needed to ensure access and success for students with disabilities.
Putnam City Schools Special Services is located at 5604 NW 41st St #100, Oklahoma City, OK 73122 Special Services may be contacted at 405-495-3770. For a list of our personnel, please visit our Contact Page.
Programs and Services
Putnam City offers many programs to support students with disabilities. To the maximum extent appropriate, children with disabilities, ages 3 through 21, will be educated with children who are non-disabled. Special classes, separate schooling or other removal of children with disabilities from the regular education environment will occur only when the nature and severity of the disability is such that education in a regular classroom with the use of supplementary aids and services cannot be satisfactorily achieved. The determination of the least restrictive environment (LRE) is a team decision and the child’s parent is a vital member of that team.
Programs and services are designed to meet the individual needs of students who are eligible for services under the following eligibility categories identified in the IDEA.
- Emotional Disturbance
- Hearing Impairment, Including Deafness
- Intellectual Disabilities
- Multiple Disabilities
- Orthopedic Impairments
- Other Health Impairments
- Specific Learning Disability
- Speech or Language Impairment
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Visual Impairment Including Blindness