Children with special needs, regardless of the severity of their needs/disabilities, are entitled to a free appropriate public education (FAPE). Putnam City Schools provides specialized programming through specially trained teachers to provide education-related services.
Public schools are mandated under Public Law 108-446, "Individuals with Disabilities Education Act" 2004 (IDEA), to coordinate services for children with disabilities throughout the local communities within the district boundaries. Each district is also mandated to search and find all children with disabilities who reside within their district. This is accomplished in a variety of ways including but not limited to: radio/TV/newspaper ads and articles and posters located in libraries, hospitals, clinics, U.S. Post Offices, apartment complexes and laundromats.
Within our district boundaries there may be school-age special children, 3 to 21 years, who are not being educated by Putnam City Schools. The Putnam City Special Services Department needs your help to find them.
If you have, or know of, any special child from preschool to age 21 who is not currently enrolled in a special education program, please let us know by contacting Special Services at 495-3770.
The Oklahoma Statewide Community Resource Directory allows you to search for programs and services such as housing assistance, child care, mental health and substance abuse as well as many other support services in our community.