The Florida Department of Education is conducting its annual survey for parents of students with disabilities who are receiving Exceptional Student Education (ESE) services. The survey provides valuable information on how well schools are supporting parents’ involvement in their child’s education. In an effort to increase parent participation, the State has provided paper surveys for all students who had individual educational plans (IEPs) and in attendance during October. Each envelope will contain a parent cover letter, a survey, and a postage-paid envelope. Within the next week or so, you should receive your survey. If your child was not in attendance during this time period, or transferred to another school, you may request a generic paper survey from your child’s Intervention Support Specialist, or complete the State’s online version of the survey. If preferred, all parents of students with an IEP may choose to complete the online version of the survey at http://www.esesurvey.com. The survey is open February 1 – May 31st. It is very important to us that your voice is heard!
Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Advisory: Sharing the Commitment
Advisory Meeting Dates / Agendas: March 22; and May 17 (Click on the date to access the meeting agenda, posted 2 days prior.)
Time: 4-5:30 PM
Location: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Administration Center, Click here for directions.
Person First Language Poster - click here
Sharing the Commitment Conference-
The Exceptional Education Department of Collier County Public Schools in collaboration with Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS) and Lee County Public Schools invited parents and community partners to attend the Sharing the Commitment Conference on Nov.7, 2015. Learning opportunities were offered in the areas of Behavior, Transition, Technology, Pre-K, 504, Mental Health, IEP Information and more. Click here to access the conference vitual binder, and then enter the access code STC2015.
McKay Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities
A parent of an eligible student with a disability may choose to attend a participating private school, an adjacent district public school, or transfer their student to another public school within Collier County Public Schools that provides the services identified in the student’s individual educational plan (IEP) or 504 accommodation plan. Effective July 28, 2015, the Rule 6A-6.0970, F.A.C. was revised to remove McKay Scholarship school capacity restrictions for another public school choice within the district.
We hope this information is helpful and informative and will familiarize you with the services and procedures of Exceptional Student Education (ESE) in the Collier County Public Schools. Collier County has more than 5,900 students with disabilities. If you do not find the information that you are looking for, please contact us at 239-377-0108.
To provide services that meet the unique cognitive, social, and emotional needs of students with disabilities, preparing them to succeed in a global society.
To provide a collaborative, child centered team consisting of Collier County Public School staff members, families, agencies, and
Luis Solano, Associate Superintendent
Dr. Peggy Aune, Assistant Superintendent
Dr. Sheryl Alvies, Director
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Regular School Board Meeting
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM School Board Work Session
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Gifted Symposium
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Parent Academy Town Hall: Financing Your Child's Educational Future
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM District Spelling Bee