Special Education Department

Welcome to the homepage for the special services department of the Jones County School District.  The goal of special services is to provide an instructional program that will minimize student disability and maximize learning opportunities.  The purpose of special services is to provide instruction to meet the needs of eligible students ages three through twenty-one and to develop academic, social/emotional, and vocational skills.

The Jones County School District continually participates in an ongoing statewide effort to identify, locate, and evaluate children from birth to twenty-one, who may have a physical, mental, communicative, and/or emotional disability.

Early identification of children in need of special education experiences is most important to each child. You can help by referring a child in need of educational services. The child-find person works with local survey committees at the schools and other agencies to help with the process. After getting parental consent for testing, a nondiscriminatory evaluation is conducted. Students are evaluated by qualified personnel in areas related to the suspected disability.
Suellen Furlow
Dr. Marla Rayner-Sumrall

Director of Special Services
B.S. USM
M. Ed. USM
Ph.D. JSU


Educational services for eligible children will not begin until the child reaches the age of three. When a child is determined eligible for special education services; we send a notification to the parent(s), then an Individual Educational Program (IEP) is developed for the student with participation of teacher, student, and parent(s). The IEP’s are reviewed/ revised every year. Reevaluations are conducted for eligible special education students every three years.

Department of Special Services

Tina Wigington
Tina Wigington

Administrative Assistant - Central Office
 
Shannon Blancett
Shannon Blancett

Administrative Assistant - Support Services
     
     
Melinda Anderson

Melinda Anderson
M. Ed.
Psychometrists
Amy Tisdale

Amy Tisdale
M. Ed.
Psychometrist
Julie Shows-Walker

Megan Tolbert
M. S.
Psychometrist
     
Amber Gray

Amber Gray
Ed. S.
Behavior Specialist
Cindy Carter

Cindy Carter
M. S., LCP
Behavior Specialist
Vicki McNeill

Vicki McNeill
R.N.
Nurse
     
Amanda Langley

Amanda Langley
B. S.
Case Manager
Scott Flynt

Scott Flynt
M. Ed
Homebound Teacher
Julie Brown

Julie Brown
B. S.
Child Find Coordinator
     
Angela Kelly

Angela Kelly

Occupational Therapist
Victoria Bender

Victoria Bender
B. S.
Job Coach
Kelli Landrum

Kelli Landrum
M. Ed
Coordinator
     
Special Services Office
(Central Office)
601-428-1564
Support Services Office

601-649-4141
Transitions Office

601-477-9921

Jones County Schools Behavior Multi-Tiered System of Support(MTSS)Packet:

Behavior Tier I
Behavior Tier II
Behavior Tier III
JCS Behavior Tier Folder Layout
Behavior Tier Process Things to Remember

Resources

Registration: Jones County Career Prep Fair  
Seasweb
Functional Behavioral Assessment Consent Form
FY17 Executive Summary Report
School Counselor Documentation Sheet
Student Risk Screening Scale - SRSS
Weekly Teacher Documentation Form
   
 

Links

Spedtrack
Online Asperser Syndrome Information and Support
International Dyslexia Association
Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children
The Arc
Muscular Dystrophy Association
Mississippi Department of Mental Health 

Jones County School District | 5204 Hwy. 11 N, | Ellisville, MS 39437 | Phone: (601) 649-5201 | Fax: (601) 649-1613

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