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The Oklahoma State Department of Education finds Tulsa Public Schools noncompliant with special education

Oklahoma State Department of Education

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – The Oklahoma State Department of Education has found Tulsa Public Schools failed to meet federal requirements for students with disabilities.

The department investigated a complaint by parent Carmon Pool Drummond and found the district failed to meet certain goals for individual students eligible for the program.

The federal Individualized Education Program requires annual goals, including academic and functional goals, for each student.

Investigators instead found generic goals for the majority of the students.

The district must review every special education student’s goals by the end of April and implement a plan to correct all noncompliance issues by the end of May.

TPS also must train its special education staff in how to create individualized goals for students by Aug. 30.

To read the full complaint and state decision, click here.

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