Special Education & Services

Special Education and Services

Special Education is a program-planning option for parents, educators, and students when appropriate. The student’s qualifying disability is determined through an evaluation performed by your school. The evaluation will be used to write an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) which includes specially designed instructions to meet the needs of the student.
Special Education is offered at no cost to the parents for students ages 3 to 21. Examples of services include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Early identification and assessment of disabilities
  • Psychological services for educational assessment
  • Modification of the course material within the regular classroom
  • Speech/language therapy
  • Career/vocational education for student transition to employment or higher education
  • Physical therapy
  • Vision and hearing screening
  • Orientation and mobility services

Special Education and 504 Plan Records Request: 
Please email and attach a request for records to SPEDrecords@omaksd.org. Records will be sent via reply to your email.

    Early Childhood Birth to 3 Years of Age Contact:

    Bright Start Services, LLC

    638 OKOMA DR

    OMAK, WA 98841-9525 US
    Tel: 509-429-0399 Fax: 509-826-1525

    The Agency will provide evaluation, early intervention services, and transition planning, hereinafter referred to as “services”, to children birth to thirty-six months old, who reside within the District’s boundaries, and who qualify as developmentally delayed or diagnosed with a physical or mental condition as that term is defined in Part C of IDEA located at 34 CFR Part 303. “Services” are defined as having direct contact the child and family. Service locations offered under this Agreement will vary based on the individual child and family needs. This may include services at home, childcare centers, community infant/toddler programs, District facilities, or Agency offices. 

    Omak Director of Special Services:
    John Holcomb, Special Services Director
    Phone: 509-826-8342

    Special Education Inquiries: 
    Cindy Faughn, Special Education Secretary
    Phone: 509-826-8357      
    Email: cfaughn@omaksd.org
    Records Request: SPEDrecords@omaksd.org
    Office Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday                                     

    School Psychologist (Preschool - 2nd Grades):
    Joanna Jenkins, Psychologist 

    School Psychologist (3rd - 12th Grades):
    Ken Matthews, Psychologist
    Phone: 509-826-8503
    Email: kmatthews@omaksd.org

    Non-Discrimination & Affirmative Action Notification: The following policies have been adopted and are reflected in our employment practices: The Omak School District complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  This holds true for all district activities, programs, and employment opportunities.  The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Title IX/RCW28A.640/RCW28A.642 Officer, as well as, Compliance Coordinator for State Laws RCW 28A.640 Sexual Equality and RCW 28A.642 Discrimination Prohibited Officer, LeAnne Olson, lolson@omaksd.org, P.O. Box 833, Omak, WA 98841 (509) 826-7687, Section 504/ADA Coordinator, John Holcomb, johnholcomb@omaksd.org, P.O. Box 833, Omak, WA 98841 (509) 826-8342. This organization complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Persons who may need some accommodation in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Office. Omak School District is a drug and tobacco free workplace. For more information on Omak School District’s Affirmative Action Plan, please visit the “District Information” section located under “our District” on the Omak School District website at www.omaksd.org. This organization requires a successful applicant to provide employment eligibility and verification of legal right to work in the United States in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act.