The Yazoo County School District is participating in an on-going effort to identify, locate, and evaluate all children suspected of disabilities who need  special education and related services.    Children through the age of twenty-one (21), residing in the state, who are physically, mentally, communicatively, educationally, or emotionally disabled may be eligible for these services.  Early identification of children in need of special education services is important to each child.


The child find director implements child identification, location, and evaluation of children from birth through the age twenty-one (21) who are disabled, regardless of the severity of their disabilities, and who are in need of special education and/or related services.  The director works with the local head starts, welfare, health department, and mental health agencies, as well as local education agencies, private schools, juvenile detention center, physicians, and other individuals to identify and locate in-/out-of-school children who may be in need of special education services.


Once a referral is made, the child find director will insure that the referral-to-placement procedures are followed.  The director works with the Teacher Support Team (TST) and the Multidisciplinary Evaluation Team (MET) at each school to implement this procedure.


The Yazoo County School District has special education classes, which serve students who have physical, mental, communicative, intellectual, and/or emotional disabilities.  Related services such as transportation, physical therapy, occupational therapy, adaptive P.E., counseling, and transitional support are also provided as needed.


Individuals who feel their child is in need of Special Education Services, or have questions regarding these services are asked to contact Delorris C. Smith at



94 Panther Lane

Yazoo City, MS 39194

Ph. (662) 746-4672

Fax: (662) 746-9270







The Yazoo County School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, age, handicap, national origin or veteran status. The Yazoo County School District’s Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator may be reached by telephone at 662-746-4672. Correspondence may be mailed to Title IX Coordinator, Yazoo County School District, Post Office Box 1088, Yazoo City, Mississippi,39194.