Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying
Harassment or bullying in any form is not permitted at ISOK. Staff is provided with training regarding preventing identifying, responding to, and reporting incidents of bullying. ISOK is committed to ensure all Learning Coaches and students are aware of the bullying prevention activities and the bullying policy. Class Connect sessions are held to educate students about bullying prevention. Students are encouraged to inform staff if they are the target of or a witness to bullying. To make a report, students or Learning Coaches can contact the teachers, Community Family Advisor, counselor, principal or other school staff. All reports will be investigated and dealt with appropriately according to the ISOK Bullying policy and state law.
Oklahoma Tiered Intervention System of Support
ISOK has adopted the Oklahoma Tiered Intervention System of Support (OTISS) and all students will be served appropriately based on their placement within these tiers.
Students in need of extra assistance are identified by placement tests, prior state test results, parent input, and progress in the curriculum. Students may be identified at any time during the school year. Highly qualified teams provide instructional and behavioral strategies. Struggling learners are provided with interventions at increasing levels of intensity to accelerate their rate of learning. Interventions may include teaching and behavior modification strategies, additional instructional time, access to additional resources, and/or additional assignments to assist with mastery of skills. Interventions could be additional LIVE Class connects with course teachers/interventionists, working in additional resources, etc.
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 a public school, Insight School of Oklahoma 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. For a child to receive intervention or special education services, an evaluation must be conducted to confirm the presence of a delay or disability.
ISOK 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 in need of special education services, ISOK may seek parent consent to evaluate the child. All such evaluations will be conducted in compliance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations. Parents must report that their child has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) during the enrollment process. Please contact the Special Education Manager to report students who may be in need these specialized educational and/or related services.
When screening (Child Find) indicates that a student may be eligible for and in need of special education services or the parent requests an evaluation, the student will be referred for a special education evaluation. ISOK will then conduct a review of existing data (RED) and, if necessary, seek parental consent to conduct an evaluation. “Evaluation” means procedures used in the determination of whether a child has a disability and the nature and extent of the special education/related services that the child requires. The evaluation will be completed by a multidisciplinary evaluation team which includes the general education teacher, a special education teacher, other qualified professionals who are familiar with the child, and the parents/legal guardians. A Multidisciplinary Evaluation and Eligibility Group Summary (MEEGS) will summarize all data findings and make a recommendation about a student’s eligibility for special education services.
A parent may request an evaluation if they suspect their child has a disability. Requests for an evaluation should be made in writing to the ISOK Special Education Director. The parent also has the right to request an independent education evaluation (IEE) if the parent disagrees with the evaluation conducted by ISOK and ISOK must provide the parent with information about where an IEE may be obtained.
This information is from the Board-approved ISOK Handbook for SY 2020-2021.