• Dr. Laura Jones  
                                                              
    Laura Jones, Ed.D.
    Executive Director of School Improvement and Compliance
    Exceptional Services
     

    Greetings:  
     

    From the Office of Exceptional Services we would like to extend our hearth felt gratitude to the students, parents, community, faculty and staff of Canton Public School District. We are dedicated to providing quality services to all students within our district that have been identified as having a disability under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act  2004 and the intellectually gifted. We are staffed with 30 exceptional services teachers, 2 gifted teachers, certified nurse assistant, occupational therapist, physical therapist and 9 paraprofessional aids. The administrative team consists of a director, an administrative assistant, two case managers, a psychometrist, and a functional behavioral specialist. With the changing population within our district it is extremely important that we are all aware of the various disabilities in which we provide services.
     
    Our qualified staff serves students with the following disabilities: 

    Speech/language Disabilities
    Specific Learning Disabilities
    Mental Retardation
    Emotional Disability
    Hearing Impaired
    Visually Impaired
    Orthopedically Impaired
    Multiple Disabilities
    Other Health Impaired
    Developmentally Delayed (ages 3-5 years)
    Autistic

    Traumatic Brain Injury 
     

    We provide services to these disability categories within all of our schools. If you additional information regarding evaluation, placement and/or services, please contact our office at 601.859.2179.

     
     Dr. Jones is looking forward to working with her new staff in the Exceptional Services Department and serving the students and families of the district.