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Student Services

The Office of Student Services supports all students by addressing barriers to learning and enhancing healthy development. The department supervises the identification of students for Special Education, Intellectually Gifted, and Section 504 services. The Office of Student Services is committed to the success of each student, spearheading programs to complement the learning that takes place in the classroom and enhance the overall education experience.

Education Scholarship Account

The ESA program provides an opportunity for parents of children with disabilities who wish to withdraw their child from the public school system to use scholarship money to help defray the cost of private school tuition or other specific allowable activities to educate their child. The ESA program was created by the Equal Opportunity for Students with Special Needs Miss. Code Ann. §§ 37-181-1 et. seq. The program is being administered by the Mississippi Department of Education, Office of Special Education.