The Special Services Department provides guidance and support to our schools and families to ensure Sand Springs students are provided the specialized instruction and related services they require to succeed academically, as outlined in the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Parents who believe their child is in need of special education services or wish to learn more about their rights under the IDEA may contact the Special Services Department.
Special Services Central Office Staff
Carrie Schlehuber, Secondary Special Education Director
Thomas Hurford, Ed.S., State Certified School Psychologist
Karen Mitchek, Ed.S., Elementary Special Education Director, Nationally Certified School Psychologist
Vergie Titone, Administrative Assistant
|Sandite Intervention Team (SIT)||
Intervention includes the identification and assistance of students who are struggling academically or behaviorally in the general education environment.
SIT and RTI Information for Parents
Evaluation is the standardized and empirically based assessment process used to determine if a child qualifies for special education and related services as defined by the IDEA.
SSPS Child Find Procedures
|Special EducationServices||Each eligible student has their own Individualized Education Plan (IEP), which specifies what additional services are needed to help that child be as successful as possible.|
|Related Services||Related Services are services that support a Special Education student in meeting adequate academic progress at school. Related Services may include special transportation, speech services, physical therapy, or occupational therapy, etc.|
|Section 504||For individuals with a disability who do not qualify for Special Education services, but still have a need for accommodations or other services.|
|13 West Broadway|
|Sand Springs, OK 74063|