Special Services Department
The Petal School District Special Services Department is responsible for all student eduational needs relating to the areas of Special Education, Section 504, and Gifted Education.
Special Education serves children ages 3-21 in a continuum of services at each grade level and school. The special education department has 49 teachers and 6 speech language pathologists serving about 650 students. Services include inclusion, tutorial, resource, self contained, community-based programs, district severe profound program, day treatment classes/programs, behavior classes, developmentally delayed preschool program, multi-disabled class, developmentally delayed K-1 classes, and homebound services. The high school offers three diploma options for special needs students: high school diploma, Mississippi Occupational Diploma , and a certificate of attendance. Both the middle school and the high school also have a behavioral health counselors who offer individual and group counseling. Meeting individual student needs is the goal for the special services department.
Section 504 plans are offered to eligible students.
Gifted Education programs are offered for grades 2-6 for eligible students. Petal has seven gifted teachers who service about 300 students. All first graders are screened for gifted eligibility and referrals can be made by teachers, parents, or students.
If you have any questions or want to learn more about the services that we offer, please feel free to stop by for a visit or contact us at:
617 South Main St., Petal, Mississippi 39465
Phone: (601) 582-4247
Fax: (601) 583-0150
Director: Shannon R. Anderson
"Empowering all students to thrive"
Last Modified on July 31, 2013