Special Services

Special Education Services

The Vinita Public School District serves all children with disabilities ages 3 to 21 who are eligible for educational services in accordance with federal laws, P.L. 99-457 and P.L. 94-142, Oklahoma State Department Policies and Procedures, and local district policy.  For infants and toddlers (ages 0-3), the Vinita School District performs Child Find responsibilities. Infants and toddlers are referred by the school district in Craig, Mayes and Delaware County regional offices of sooner start for early intervention services through an IFSP (Individual Family Service Plan).

Categories of disabilities for school services include the following:

For Vinita District residents needing information regarding eligibility for services, please contact Mary Smith, 402 W. Clyde, Vinita, OK 74301 (918) 256-6692.


The Vinita District follows regulations regarding confidentially procedures and those pertaining to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). FERPA is part of Vinita Public Schools' District Policy. School patrons may obtain a complete copy of FERPA by requesting it from the secretary or the principal at any of the school sites.

Covid Related Information

Dear Families and Parents of Students with Disabilities,

During this period of frequent school closures, we recognize this is a difficult time for our parents, guardians, caregivers and students.  We understand that one of your concerns is how your children with disabilities will continue to receive support and services from schools while they are closed due to COVID-19.  During this unprecedented time, we appreciate that families and educators will work together to provide the best possible access to special education instruction and services.

In this letter, I want to share some important updates about what our school is doing to support your child during this time.

What will happen to my child’s services when school is canceled for all students due to COVID-19? 

What will happen to my child’s services when a school is closed but educational services continue to be provided to all students? 

What will happen to my child’s services if school remains open but my child is sick and sent home? 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.  The easiest way to reach me is through email.   My email address is mcdanikl@vinitahornets.com.  (Also, you can reach me at 918.256.6777.)


Kelli McDaniel

Special Education Coordinator

Vinita Public Schools