School for the Deaf to make a splash at Aquatic Activity Center groundbreaking January 22

Building with sign Oklahoma School for the Deaf

SULPHUR, Okla. – The Oklahoma School for the Deaf will break ground Wednesday, January 22, on land reserved for a new Aquatic Activity Center and Safe Room in Sulphur.

The 10,000 square foot facility will include the pool, lobby, two locker rooms, concessions and restrooms.

The locker rooms will double as an area of refuge to protect OSD students and staff in severe weather.

Oklahoma State Plan Public Comment Now Open

As part of requirements from the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education, the Oklahoma Office of Workforce Development, Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, and Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services will be completing a new Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) State Plan.

The plan is due March 3, 2020 to the U.S. Department of Labor.

Public Invited to Disability Program Administrative Rule Hearings

OKLAHOMA CITY - Proposed rule changes potentially affecting several programs for Oklahomans with disabilities will be the focus of a public hearing held by the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services and the Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council.

The public is encouraged to attend the meetings in Oklahoma City on Feb. 3 and Tulsa on Feb. 4.

Programs affected by the proposed new rules are administered by DRS and include vocational rehabilitation and employment services for Oklahomans with all types of disabilities.