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Special Education Department

The Calhoun County School District is committed to providing a free, appropriate public education (FAPE) to students with disabilities, ages 3-21. In order to meet the unique educational needs of these students, a wide range of placement and programming options are utilized throughout the district.

To be eligible for special education services, a student must meet the eligibility criteria specified in the Mississippi State Policies Regarding Children with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004 (State Board Policy 74.19) View More Info  and be in need of specialized instruction and/or related services. The thirteen disability categories include:

  • Autism
  • Deaf-Blind
  • Developmental Delay
  • Emotional Disability
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Language/Speech Impairment
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Multiple Disability
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Other Health Impairment
  • Specific Learning disability
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Visual Impairment

For further information please contact:

Jeff Patton
Director of Special Education/Assistant Superintendent
jpatton@calhounk12.com