Exceptional Student Services (ESS)


The mission of the Exceptional Student Services (ESS) Department is to provide specialized instruction and supports designed to meet the needs of our diverse learners and to safeguard equitable access to the general education curriculum. We work to assure students receive appropriate educational supports, related services, and resources that will promote a successful educational experience.


Programs students may qualify for:

Individualized Education Program (IEP)

Adapted Physical Education (APE)

Assistive Technology

Alternate Assessment

Child Find

Extended School Year Services (ESYS)

Gifted & Talented

Deaf and Hard of Hearing & Vision Impairment

Occupational & Physical Therapy


Early Intervention


Pupil Appraisal Services

Speech & Language Therapy

Transition Services

Special Transportation Services

ESS Department Directors:
Drenean F. Brown
Director of Special Education
Stacey Spies, Ph.D.
Director of Compliance & Special Services 

Milesville ESS Office:

538 West 2nd Street

LaPlace, LA 70068


Office Hours/Phone/Fax:

Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Phone: 985.652.9250

Fax:  985.652.2763