Child Find Division

The Department of Special Services of the Long Beach School District strives to find, evaluate and teach every student found to have a disability while creating an environment enabling them to learn in their least restrictive environment and providing them a free appropriate education. Through an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), we offer each student extensive opportunities and individualized services while maximizing the potential of every student. We have a variety of programs designed to meet the instructional needs of each student eligible for services from ages three to twenty-one. These programs include services in the area of Special Education, Speech Therapy and other Related Services, 504 and Teacher Support Team Intervention Plans. Each school within our district offers a variety of special education services. There are special district-wide classes established to serve students with lower incidence disabilities.

The Long Beach School District Child Find Division of the Student Services Department supervises the identification process for students suspected of having a disability. Once identified the district strives to provide all students with disabilities ages 3 through 21 a free appropriate public education (FAPE) in their least restrictive environment based on the Individual with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and Mississippi state law.