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.

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Early Childhood Birth to 3 Years of Age Contact:

Bright Start Services, LLC


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 all Special Services and 504 Contact:
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):
Shelby Bohrman, Psychologist
Phone: 509-826-8503


Omak School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator: LeAnne Olson, (509) 826-7687, lolson@omaksd.org ; and Section 504 Coordinator: John Holcomb, (509) 826-8342, johnholcomb@omaksd.org , P.O. Box 833, Omak, WA 98841.

El Distrito Escolar de Omak no discrimina en ningún programa o actividad por motivos de sexo, raza, credo, religión, color, nacionalidad, edad, estado militar o veterano, orientación sexual, expresión de género o identidad, incapacidad o el uso de un perro entrenado o un animal guía o de servicio, y proporciona el mismo acceso a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos de jóvenes que sean designados. Los siguientes empleados han sido designados para estar a cargo de preguntas y quejas de presunta discriminación: Coordinadora de Derechos Civiles y Coordinador del Título IX: LeAnne Olson, (509) 826-7687,
lolson@omaksd.org ;y el Coordinador de la sección 504: John Holcomb, (509) 826-8342, johnholcomb@omaksd.org, P.O. Box 833, Omak, WA 98841.

Okanogan Behavioral HealthCare
 is hosting a Disability Resource and Transition Fair this coming Friday, October 18th. A middle and high school student session will be at the PAC earlier in the day. Please see the flyers for a schedule of events and contact information.

Disability Fair Flyer

Section 504 Flyer