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Student Support Services

The Department of Student Support Services is committed to serving all stakeholders. We are a service-oriented department that serves as a liaison between schools and various departments throughout the school district to ensure all students are afforded an easy transition into the district. Our services include admissions of nonresident and resident students, identifying school attendance zones, assisting families in the process of obtaining legal guardianship, managing district disciplinary hearings, appeal hearings, alternative placements, transitional referrals, student expulsions, etc . . .

Our department processes In-District Transfer requests, Affidavit of Residency Enrollment (shared residency), McKinney-Vento Enrollment (homeless), Shelter-Foster Care Enrollment, Foster-Care Best Interest Determination Enrollment, and Special Enrollment for families with abnormal circumstances.

The Department of Student Support Services is dedicated in promoting educational excellence by ensuring that every student has the opportunity to receive a quality education.

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2018-2019 Returning Students Registration

2018-2019 New Student Registration

Tuition 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

Acceptable Proofs of Residency

Click Here for Acceptable Proofs of Residency.

Student Support


TPSD is presently served by eight 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


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

Jamie Vowell, Counselor: 841-8876

Jennifer Homan, Counselor: 840-5237

Tanya Kelly, Counselor: 841-8860

Karen Givhan, Counselor: 841-8933

Abby Tucker, Counselor: 841-8894

Counselor: 841-8926
Tamekia White

Liz Masley, Counselor: 844-8331

Sheila Kelly, Counselor: 841-8863

Stephanie Philip, Counselor: 841-8957

Anna Morgan, Counselor: 841-8864

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

Counselors: 841-8786
Annette Riddle, Wendy Ganaway

Counselor Quick Links


Contact Us

Pam Traylor
Director of Support Services


903 Fillmore Drive
Tupelo, MS 38801

(662) 841-8955