SEC. 37-23-123. Legislative intent.
The intent of the legislature of the State of Mississippi, by passage of sections 37-23-123 through 37-23-131, is to develop and make available to children of this state who are being considered for possible or continued placement in the exceptional child program of diagnostic and evaluation and related services that will raise the quality of education for all such children in the State of Mississippi who are in need of such services.
The intent of the legislature is to provide an overall system to give direction in developing diagnostic and evaluation and related services required for the exceptional child program, to coordinate existing resources in the state for such services, and to provide such services, within the limitation of staff availability, on a statewide basis with priority being given to areas of the state where such services are not available. This service is intended to complement the services presently available from the state department of education and other agencies.
SOURCES: Laws, 1974, ch. 374, Sec. 2; 1978, ch. 461, Sec. 12, eff from and after July 1, 1978.