The goal of the Special Services Department is focused on individual student needs, varied placements, intervention/remediation, multiple accommodations, learning styles, collaboration/coordination of community agencies, and community oriented experiences.

The Moss Point School District Special Services Department is responsible for all student educational needs relating to the areas of:

  • Special Education (Tier 4),

  • Section 504,

  • Gifted Education, and 

  • Social/Emotional Learning (BE-Well). 


Special Education- The Moss Point School District Special Services Department participates with the Mississippi Department of Education to identify, locate, and evaluate children through ages 21 who have health impairments or physical, mental, communicative, and/or emotional disabilities.  The Special Services Department serves children ages 3-21 with identified disabilities through a continuum of services at each grade level and school. Services include inclusion, resource, self contained/community-based programs, positive behavior supports, related services, preschool supports (Part C), multi-disabled classes, and homebound services. Meeting individual student needs is the goal for the Special Services Department.

Section 504- Students with qualifying diagnoses may be eligible for 504 plans. Please contact the Special Services Department for questions regarding Section 504.


Gifted Education- The LIFT (Gifted Education) programs are offered for grades 2-6 for eligible students. Moss Point has three gifted teachers who serve about 100 students. All first graders are screened for gifted eligibility and referrals can be made by teachers, parents, or students.


Social-Emotional Learning BE-Well Initiative-  A program developed to help students of all ages to better comprehend their emotions, to feel those emotions fully, and demonstrate empathy for others. There are 5 Social Emotional Learning competencies that are vital to the teaching and understanding of social and emotional learning at school (self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision making, social awareness, and relationship skills). 



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:


Special Services

Family Education Center

3524 Prentiss Ave.

Moss Point, MS 39563


Phone: (228) 475-0946

Fax: (228)474-4968

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Contact Information

4924 Church Street
Moss Point, MS 39563
Phone: (228) 475-0946


Special Services Staffkeonna howard

Keonna Howard
Phone: (228) 475-0946


Veronica Dorsey
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (228) 475-0946

Dr. Betty Merhundrew
Amanda Clark
Case Manager/
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Nakisha Feaster
Behavior Specialist
Lori Cooley
Case Manager