The Exemplary Inclusion Program Award was designed to provide special recognition to schools that, to the greatest extent possible, provide full inclusion of children with disabilities in all aspects of academic and extra-curricular activities. This recognition supports programs under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Special recognition will be awarded to one elementary school, one middle school, and one high school based upon entries submitted to the Mississippi Special Education Advisory Panel for review.
Districts are encouraged to utilize this program to highlight the positive educational opportunities provided in your schools through inclusive practices for children with disabilities.
The Mississippi Special Education Advisory Panel will select award recipients in April 2019. The State Board of Education will recognize the award recipients at the May 2019 board meeting. All entries are due to the Office of Special Education by January 18, 2019.
The application instructions, scoring rubric, and application cover page are attached. For more information, please contact Dr. Armerita Tell at (601) 359-3498 or firstname.lastname@example.org.