SEC. 37-23-5. Administration of program of education for exceptional children.
The State Department of Education is empowered to foster, inspect, approve and administer a program of education for exceptional children. The State Department of Education shall make the necessary rules and regulations in keeping with the provisions of Sections 37-23-1 through 37-23-9 and applicable federal laws and regulations which are not in conflict with Mississippi law for its proper administration and shall employ such personnel as may be necessary to administer such program.
The department shall require that the program of education for exceptional children be designed to provide individualized appropriate special education and related services that enable a child to reach his or her appropriate and uniquely designed goals for success.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, Sec. 6631-03; Laws, 1952, ch. 283, Sec. 3; 1956, ch. 284; 1960, ch. 295, Sec. 4; 1978, ch. 461, Sec. 3; 1995, ch. 572, Sec. 2, eff from and after July 1, 1995