Tulsa Public Schools noncompliant with special education

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

The Tulsa World reports the department investigated a complaint by parent Carmon Pool Drummond and found the district failed to develop a written plan for each of its more than 7,000 students eligible for special education.

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 of 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.

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com


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