Mississippi

outline of state of Mississippi

Mississippi Department of Education selected 4 public school districts to partner with them in a SWIFT transformation to inclusive education in 2013; two of these districts merged in 2014. The three districts partners who continued were Meridian, North Panola, and Sunflower County Consolidated, along with 11 elementary and 5 middle schools. When the federal support for inclusive education technical assistance ended in 2017, the state was well equipped to pick up the charge and continue leading the work of creating welcoming and supportive learning for ALL students in their local schools.