Public School District

Exceptional Children & Health Services

The Exceptional Children and Health Services Department’s purpose is to provide a broad continuum of services to students with exceptional needs and talents through a comprehensive system of support that address the academic, social, health, emotional, psychological and behavioral needs of our varied and dynamic students. 


Fiscal Year 2020 Project

Notice of Annual Project Application Under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2017-2018

The public is invited to review and provide feedback on the FY18 “2019-2020” IDEA Part B and Preschool budgets. The budget application is available for viewing online at and at the Hattiesburg Public School District Administrative Office located at 301 Mamie Street Suite D. Formal comment period ends June 30, 2017. 

Comments may be submitted to Dr. LaShonda Short using one of the following methods:

2019-2020 IDEA Budget
2019-2020 IDEA Budget Narrative


Dr. LaShonda Short

Director of Exceptional Children & Health Services
(601) 582-5078 ext. 1023


Mainet Fairley
(601) 582-5078


April Malone
Case Manager
(601) 582-5078

Teresa LaPrade

Case Manager

Lashanda Champagne
School Nurse


Kimberly Miller

Tocarra Causey