Mississippi Department of Education

Address: 359 North West Street, Suite 338, PO Box 771, Central High Building
Jackson, MS 39205-0771
Phone: (877) 544-0408 Fax: (601) 3592198 Website: http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/

Directory of Departments: http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/directory/


Office of Special Education
Phone: (601) 359-3498
Parent Hotline: 1-877-544-0408
General Information: (601) 359-3513
The purpose of the Office of Special Education (OSE) is to support local schools and districts in their efforts to provide effective educational programs to students with disabilities, ages 3-20, who are in need of special education and other services necessary to enable them to benefit from instruction as provided for in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and state law. 
Child Find: http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/special_education/child_find.html
The mission of Child Find is that all children with disabilities residing in the State, including children with disabilities attending private schools, regardless of the severity of their disability who are in need of special education and related services are identified, located, and evaluated. The collection and use of data to meet the requirements of Child Find will be subject to the confidentiality requirements. Brochure: http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/special_education/docs/Child_Find.doc
Mississippi Public Schools – Map/Directory: http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/Districts/msmap2.htm
Mediation & Due Process: 
Dispute Resolution Options – Handout (.pdf): http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/special_education/videos/Dispute_Resolution/ppt_handout.pdf
Mediation Form: http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/special_education/docs/Mediation_form3.doc
Due Process Request Form (.pdf): http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/special_education/docs/Due_Process_Revised_06-24-11.doc

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