Special Programs & Services at OVCA
Parent Rights and Procedural SafeguardsParents and guardians of children eligible for or currently receiving special education services have certain rights according to state and federal laws. For more information on parent rights in special education, a copy of the Oklahoma State Department of Education Parent Rights in Special Education and Notice of Procedural Safeguards is available the State of Oklahoma Website.
Parent Revocation of consent for services under IDEA
The parent of a child with a disability who receives special education and/or related services under the IDEA may submit a written request to the district revoking consent for the continued provision of those services. Upon receipt of the written revocation request, Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy will follow a procedure consistent with legal requirements to terminate all of the child’s special education and related services and identify the child as a general education student for all purposes.
Child Find - Click HERE for InformationWhat is Child Find?
All public schools are mandated by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA) to identify, locate, and evaluate students who may demonstrate disabilities through the Child Find process. The intent of Child Find is that all children with disabilities, ages 3-21, are located, identified, and evaluated in order to receive needed supports and services.
As public School, Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy provides a Free Appropriate Public Education to children ages 3-21, including those children who qualify for special education services unless the parent refuses special education services. In order for a child to receive intervention or special education services, an evaluation must be conducted to confirm the presence of a delay or disability.
OVCA provides specialized programming through specially trained teachers to provide education-related services for children with disabilities.Supports are provided in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) and range from mild and moderate to significantly more involved supports for each of the following disabilities as defined by the State of Oklahoma:
- Developmental Delay
- Emotional Disturbance
- Hearing Impairment, Including Deafness
- Intellectual Disabilities
- Multiple Disabilities
- Orthopedic Impairments
- Other Health Impairments
- Specific Learning Disability
- Speech or Language Impairment
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Visual Impairment Including Blindness
If through Child Find activities, a child is identified as possibly having a disability and needing special education services, OVCA may seek parent consent to evaluate the child. All such evaluations will be conducted in compliance with applicable federal and state law and regulations. Parents must report that their child has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) during the enrollment process. Please contact OVCA Special Services to report students who may be in need these specialized educational and/or related services.
Parents Guide to Section 504 - Click HERE for InformationWhat is a Section 504?
Section 504 is a part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that prohibits discrimination based upon disability. Section 504 is an anti-discrimination, civil rights statute that requires the needs of students with disabilities to be met as adequately as the needs of the non-disabled are met.
Section 504 states that: “No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States, as defined in section 706(8) of this title, shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance…” [29 U.S.C. §794(a), 34 C.F.R. §104.4(a)]
Parents Rights - Click HERE
Home Language SurveyAs part of the enrollment process all parents provide home language survey answers to indicate if a child speaks another language or first learned another language to determine if the student needs to receive English language services and supports.
Notification of Language Assistance ServicesAny parent/legal guardian who is limited in speaking, writing, or reading English may request the school to provide access to services such as interpreter and/or translated documents. To request services please email or call the ELL Coordinator, Katherine Young, at email@example.com or (405) 259-9478 ext. 2173. Katherine Young will coordinate prompt access for the parent/legal guardian to the appropriate services and/or translator service.
Asistencia de idiomaCualquier padre que se limita al hablar, escribir o leer Inglés podrá
solicitar a la escuela para proporcionar acceso a servicios tales como intérprete y / o
documentos traducidos. Para solicitar los servicios envíe un correo electrónico o llamar al
Coordinador de ELL, Katherine Young, en firstname.lastname@example.org o (405) 259-9478 ext. 2173.
Katherine Young coordinará el acceso sin demora para que el padre a los servicios apropiados y /
o servicio de traductor.