• The Water Valley School District is committed to providing a free, appropriate public education (FAPE) to students with disabilities, ages 3-21. In order to meet the unique educational needs of these students, a wide range of placement and programming options are utilized throughout the district.

    To be eligible for special education services, a student must meet the eligibility criteria specified in the Mississippi State Policies Regarding Children with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004 (State Board Policy 74.19) and be in need of specialized instruction and/or related services. The thirteen disability categories include:

    1. Autism
    2. Deaf-Blind
    3. Developmental Delay
    4. Emotional Disability
    5. Hearing Impairment
    6. Language / Speech Impairment
    7. Inellectual Disability
    8. Mulitiple Disability
    9. Orthopedic Impairment
    10. Other Health Impairment
    11. Specific Learning Disability
    12. Traumatic Brain Injury
    13. Visual Impairment