This notice is to inform parents that Ardmore City Schools is dedicated to locating, evaluating, and identifying all children ages 3 through 21 with an established or suspected disability. Child find efforts include those not enrolled in school, as well as those attending public or private schools, Head Start, and other child care or treatment facilities. Children, not school age, must reside in the boundaries of Ardmore City Schools to be included in the Child Find efforts.
Ardmore City Schools offers a comprehensive screening and multidisciplinary referral, evaluation and eligibility process for the identification of children with suspected disabilities. Referrals are confidential and services are provided at no cost to the parent. The parent, legal guardian, or surrogate parent retains the right to refuse services and are provided other procedural safeguards under federal and state law.
As mandated by the Oklahoma State Department of Education, Ardmore City Schools is required to fully inform parents that personally identifiable information is maintained on all children who are referred and evaluated under the provisions of Child Find.
The types of information sought may include but are not limited to: parent concerns, developmental, adaptive behavior, social-cultural, health/medical, vision, hearing, motor, perceptual/processing, behavior, psychological, vocational and information gained through observations in the classroom or other environments.
It is the responsibility of Ardmore City Schools to inform parents/guardians of their rights under the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Ardmore City Schools provides a broad continuum of services available in order to ensure a free, appropriate, public education to qualified students. For more information concerning eligibility criteria and referral procedures, contact:
Office of Special Services
611 Veterans Blvd
Ardmore, OK 73401