Special Education

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 Drive
Yazoo City, MS 39194
Ph. (662) 746-4672
Fax: (662) 746-9270

Meet our Staff
Mrs. Andrea  Rucker Hardnett
Ms. Sade  McGee
Mrs. Julia   Funchess

Mrs. Gloria Jamison
Exceptional Education Director
Phone: 662.746.4672  
Ext: 1023

Case Manager
Phone: 662-746-0019

Psychometrist/Case Manager
Phone: 662.755.2270  
Ext: 1320

Ms. Sade McGee
Exceptional Education Administrative Assistant
Phone: 662-746-4672  
Ext: 1029

Mrs. Julia Funchess
Transition Coordinator/Behavior Specialist
Phone: 662-746-1492  
Ext: 1233

Special Education Forms