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Special Education

The Office of Special Education is a service-oriented organization that seeks to improve the education experience for children with disabilities. We strive to nurture a dedicated staff through intense professional development opportunities, field experience, and individual accountability.
In keeping with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and state law, we help local schools and districts provide effective educational programs to students with disabilities, ages 3-20, who need special education and related services.

To register for professional development opportunities offered by the Office of Special Education, please visit https://services.nmec.net/MDE_Workshops.cfm . The professional development opportunities offered by the Office of Special Education can be located by selecting Special Education workshops. Once you select Special Education, a listing of all posted special education training sessions will appear for your review and consideration. 

New Procedures Manual


The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE), Office of Special Education has developed proposed Procedures for State Board Policy 7219 Regarding Children with Disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 2004.

Beginning March 9, 2015 and continuing through April 7, 2015, the proposed Procedures will be available for review and public comment. The document can be accessed at http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/OSE/PP on the Office of Special Education (OSE) website. Copies are on file for public viewing at the Mississippi Department of Education, Central High School Building, Suite 301, 359 North West Street, Jackson, Mississippi.

Seven regional public hearings are scheduled across the state for the purpose of receiving comments pertaining to the proposed Procedures for State Board Policy 7219 Regarding Children with Disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 2004. 

Volume I: Child Find / Evaluation and Eligibility

Volume II: Free Appropriate Public Education / Individualized Education Program / Least Restrictive Environment / Extended School Year Services

Volume III: Procedural Safeguards / Dispute Resolution / Confidentiality

Volume IV: Discipline

Volume V: Secondary Transition






Resources for Parents

For immediate assistance, call the Parent Hotline: 1-877-544-0408. For meeting updates, helpful articles, publications, forms and other resources, click here.

Resources for Teachers

For the latest updates, articles and other information related to special education and teaching, please click here to sign up for Special Education Teachers email list.

2015 Summer Institute for Teachers of Student with Autism and Developmental Disabilities
Office of Special Education     P.O. Box 771     359 N. West Street, Suite 300     Jackson, MS 39205     Phone: (601) 359-3498     Parent Hotline: 1-877-544-0408
 

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