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Student Support Services

The Department of Student Support Services is dedicated to be a service-oriented department service all individuals and families. Our services include admission of non-resident and resident student transfers, student discipline, and crisis management/communication. In addition, we also serve as a liaison between schools and various departments and schools to ensure an easy transition for our students and families.

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Tuition Students

ADMISSION OF NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS

Non-resident students admitted to the Tupelo Public School District will be subject to payment of tuition upon admission. Listed below are tuition fees for grades K-12:

Annual Semester
Grades K-8 1@ $518.00 2@ $272.00
Grades 9-12 1@ $600.00 2@ $316.00


Note: Families with more than one student will pay tuition for only the highest price student.

Tuition charges will include a basic charge reflective to the amount of local funds provided toward the general educational expense of resident students in grades K-8 and 9-12, respectively.Additional tuition charges will be assessed for expenses related to educational services that create an additional economic burden on the local funding budget of the district (Policy JBCC-E1 - Non-resident Tuition Charges).

A non-resident student shall have a release from the Board of the District of residence prior to applying for admission to the Tupelo Public School District as a non-resident student (Policy JBCC - Admission of Non-resident Students).

Note: To access TPSD Board Policies, click here.

For more information, please contact Ms. Pamela Traylor, Director of Student Support Services, at 841-8956 or pltraylor@tupeloschools.com.

Acceptable Proofs of Residency

Click Here for Acceptable Proofs of Residency.




Student Support

Nurses

Thanks to the cooperative efforts of the North Mississippi Medical Center and the school district, the TPSD is presently served by four District nurses, four NMMC nurses, and one athletic trainer. Every day these competent and capable professionals work tirelessly to improve the overall quality of life and health of our students and their families.

Nurse Responsibilities

Our school nurses are responsible for:

  • the care of medically-fragile children in our school
  • provide counsel and answers to the health-related questions of our students and staff
  • promote healthy lifestyles and give “good health tips” to students and staff
  • serve as front-line responders for health-related and injury emergencies in our schools
  • train our staff how to respond and react in the event of medical emergencies
  • teach good hygiene practices to our students
  • determine when a child may be too ill to stay at school


In addition to these responsibilities, TPSD school nurses provide health care for many students who might not otherwise be able to obtain needed medical attention. Our nurses have established very close, working relationships with local non-profit groups, businesses, and agencies such as:

  • CATCH Kids, Inc.
  • Good Samaritan Free Clinic
  • Tupelo Jr. Auxiliary
  • Lions Club.
Working in concert with these much-appreciated partners, TPSD school nurses are able to:

  • make medical referrals
  • secure financial assistance for glasses and hearing aids
  • offer screenings for scoliosis
  • identify dental problems and lice infestation
  • detect general vision and hearing issues, and other developmental concerns.

TPSD school nurses spend many hours developing and/or reviewing medical action plans to meet our students’ individual needs concerning possible allergies related to food, insect bites, asthma, seizures, diabetes, and other specific health needs.

Nurse Assignments

Medical Action Forms

Medication Permission Forms

Counselors

The mission of the Tupelo Public School District Counseling Department is to discover and develop the greatness in every child.

The vision of the Tupelo Public School District’s Counseling Department is to provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program that addresses the academic, social, and emotional needs of all students. Through advocacy, leadership, and collaboration, school counselors are professional student advocates who provide support to maximize student potential and academic achievement so that all students are prepared and have access to the knowledge and skills necessary to become globally competitive, lifelong learners.

Counselor Assignments

Carver
Jamie Vowell, Counselor: 841-8876

ECEC
Jennifer Homan, Counselor: 840-5237

Joyner
Tanya Kelly, Counselor: 841-8860

Lawhon
Karen Givhan, Counselor: 841-8933

Lawndale
Abby Tucker, Counselor: 841-8894

Milam
Counselor: 841-8926
Tamekia White

Parkway
Liz Masley, Counselor: 844-8331

Pierce
Sheila Kelly, Counselor: 841-8863

Rankin
Stephanie Philip, Counselor: 841-8957

Thomas
Anna Morgan, Counselor: 841-8864

THS
Counselors: 841-8980
Leontyne Anderson, Billie Reed, Manessa Hadley, Suzanne Blakey, Joni Nolan, Katie Schaffer

TMS
Counselors: 841-8786
Annette Riddle, Wendy Ganaway

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Contact Us

Pam Traylor
Director of Support Services

Address

903 Fillmore Drive
Tupelo, MS 38801

Phone
(662) 841-8955

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