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Child Find

Special Services

Child Find Notice


This is to inform parents that Kingston Public Schools is dedicated to locating, evaluating, and identifying all children ages 3 through 21 with an established or suspected disability.  Child find efforts include those not enrolled in school, as well as those attending public or private schools, Head Start, and other childcare treatment facilities.  Children, not school age, must reside in the boundaries of Kingston Public Schools to be included in the Child Find efforts.


Kingston Public Schools offers a comprehensive screening and multidisciplinary referral, evaluation and eligibility process for the identification of children with suspected disabilities.  Referrals are confidential and services are provided at no cost to the parent.  The parent, legal guardian, or surrogate parent retains the right to refuse services and are provided other procedural safeguards under federal and state law.


As mandated by the Oklahoma State Department of Education, Kingston Public Schools is required to fully inform parents that personally identifiable information is maintained on all children who are referred and evaluated under the provisions of Child Find.


The types of information sought may include, but are not limited to:  parent concerns, developmental, adaptive behavior, social-cultural, health/medical, vision, hearing motor, perceptual/processing, behavior, psychological, vocational and information gained through observations in the classroom or other environments.


It is the responsibility of Kingston Public Schools to inform parents/guardians of their rights under the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).


Kingston Public Schools provides a broad continuum of services available in order to ensure a free, appropriate, public education to qualified students.  For more information concerning eligibility criteria and referral procedures, contact:


Terri Girdley, MS

Director of Special Services

400 NE 3rd Street

Kingston, OK 73439

(580)564-9033 Ext. 108