Special Education Mission Statement


    The mission of the TPSS Special Education Department
     is to serve as the voice, advocate, and visionary for our students, ages 3-21,

    with special and unique needs…
    to improve through the excellence of identification, evaluation, service, and training…
    the supports that are needed for each child to achieve his or her potential level of education
    in order to promote independence and productivity after graduation.

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Special Reminders

    Special Educators:
    Remember to check
    SPEDBoard often for
    timely announcements
    Special Educators:
    Remember to

    use SMART goals
    developing IEPs.
    Goals should be
    based on
    state standards.

Special Accomplishments

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    Tangipahoa Parish Special Services Center
    1745 SW Railroad Avenue
    Suite 302
    Hammond, LA 70403
    (985) 542-7195

Special Announcements

  • Petition for Diploma ACT 303  

    Petition for High School Diploma (Act 303)

    Act 303 authorizes a person who is no longer enrolled in a public school but was identified as a student with a disability and who previously failed to receive a high school diploma or was denied graduation solely for failing to meet the state high school graduation exit examination requirements, to petition his or her city, parish, or other local public school board to receive a high school diploma.  Such petitions shall be submitted to Mrs. Cheryl Kirkland Braud, Director of Special Education by December 31, 2017.  Tangipahoa Parish School System will transmit diploma requests to the Louisiana Department of Education in accordance with LDOE procedures and guidelines.

    ACT 303 Informational Flyer

    Form - Petition for High School Diploma (ACT 303)

    Forms can be mailed to: 

    Tangipahoa Parish Special Services Center
    1745 SW Railroad Avenue
    Suite 302
    Hammond, LA 70403



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Special Initiatives

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    Talented Music

    PHS Talented Music Jazz Combo performed at the Hammond Farmer's Market and will also be performing in Downtown Hammond for Starry November Night on Friday, November 17th. Pictured are PHS students Carson Hampton on Alto Saxophone and Michael Noble-Hodge on piano, Talented Music Teacher Zakkary Garner.



    The Amite High Magnet PSES Career Education class hosted an Entrepreneur Open House. The event began with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the "opening" of the students' businesses.


     Hope Graham's talented theatre students prepare for Tangled in the Tinsel during rehearsal practice.
    IB Talented Art    
    Kitty Faulkenberry's  IB Talented  Art
    Students painted  portraits of children
    attending HeadStart
    as a service project.  

Special Educators

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    Special Educators learning about the Louisiana Connectors

  • Did You Know?


    ...Did You Know?
    According to the U.S. Census Bureau,
    15% (15.4 million) of U.S. children aged 6 to 14
    are considered to have disabilities.
    Numbers for ages 15 and above are slightly higher.
    There are 6,612,752
    children and students ages 3 to 21
    served under IDEA, Part B in the 50 states
    and the District of Columbia. 

    There are more than twice as many
    males served as females
    Louisiana’s special education population
    makes up 12 percent of public school enrollment.
    All Children Can Learn

  • Today is Friday, November 17, 2017



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