El Reno Public Schools is committed to providing comprehensive educational services to all students – including students with disabilities. All eligible children with disabilities beginning at age 3, who are residents of El Reno Public School District, have the right to a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) as mandated by the provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997 (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. A variety of services and placement settings are determined by the Individualized Education Program (IEP) team or the 504 team. We sincerely desire to challenge each student based on their individual levels of functioning and performance to be successful at school, home and in their community.
Special Services Office
Phone: (405) 262-1703
Fax: (405) 262-8620
Child Find Procedures:
Children with special needs, regardless of the severity of their needs/disabilities, are entitled to a free appropriate public education (FAPE). El Reno Public 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 El Reno Public Schools. The El Reno Special Services Department needs your help to find them.
If you have, or know of, any special child from pre-school to age 21 who is not currently enrolled in a special education program, please let us know by contacting Special Services at 262-1703.
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.
There is great information to be found on the internet for more information with special education issues. Here are some of the best:
The Oklahoma State Department of Education
Learning Disabilities Online
National Mental Health and Education Center for Children and Families
Center for Neuropsychology
National Association of School Psychology
American Association on Mental Retardation
Disability & Special Education Acronyms
American Speech Language Hearing Association
Special Olympics Oklahoma
Down Syndrome Association of Oklahoma
Special Education Handbook