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Special Services

1501 N. Ash
Owasso, OK 74055
(918) 272-8021
FAX:  (918) 274-1666

The Owasso Public School District is committed to providing comprehensive educational services to all students with disabilities in the least restrictive environment.  The district makes every effort to contact, evaluate and educate all children suspected of having a disability, ages 3 through 21, under the provisions established by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997 (IDEA).  Owasso Public Schools also works with the Sooner Start Early Intervention Program in referrals for identification, evaluation and services for eligible infants and toddlers, from birth through two years of age. 

The Special Services Office is located at the Dale C. Johnson Education Service Center in the south prefab.  The Owasso Public School District serves approximately 9,300 students, grades pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade.  Approximately 1,000 of these students have disabilities that require special education and related services.  The District has eight elementary schools, a 6th Grade Center, a 7th Grade Center, an 8th Grade Center, a High School with East and West campuses, and an Alternative High School. 

The Owasso Public School District provides special education and related services for students identified as disabled under IDEA and who require such services in order to receive educational benefit and a free appropriate public education.  Special education programs and related services are provided for students with the following disabilities:  speech or language impairment, specific learning disabilities, deaf-blindness, deafness and hearing impairments, autism, emotional disturbance, visual impairment, developmental delays, traumatic brain injury, multiple disabilities, and intellectual disability.

Our special education staff is composed of one director, two teacher coordinators, four school psychologists, fifty-six certified special education teachers, twelve speech pathologists, two job coaches and fifty-one paraprofessionals/assistants.  The district also contracts with a psychologist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, a visual impairment consultant and a hearing impaired consultant.


Director:
Rhonda Heller

Secretary:
Rhonda Sanders

Secondary Special Education Coordinator:
Kathleen Wehmeyer

Elementary Special Education Coordinator:
Teresa Pickens