Wednesday, June 1, 2016
4:00 – 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Administrative Center
Thursday, June 2, 2016
4:00 – 5:00 PM
Immokalee High School
McKay Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities
Florida's school choice programs allow parents to choose the best educational setting—public or private—for their child. The McKay Scholarship Program also offers parents public school choice. A parent of an eligible special needs student may choose to transfer the student to another public school.
How to file an Intent to Participate in the McKay Scholarship Program?Parents may file intent to participate in the McKay Scholarship Program on the www.floridaschoolchoice.org website by clicking on the McKay Scholarships link and then the link titled "Apply for a McKay Scholarship" located on the quick navigation bar on the left-hand side of the screen. If additional assistance is needed, parents may contact the Office of Independent Education and Parental Choice at 1-800-447-1636. The state will notify you if your child is eligible for the McKay Scholarship Program.
After applying for a McKay Scholarship at www.floridaschoolchoice.org website, parents may file intent to participate in another public school under the public school option of the McKay Scholarship Program by going to the Collier County Public Schools website http://www.collierschools.com/collier. To apply, click on the “Parent” button located on the quick navigation bar on the top of the screen, then click on the “Out-of-Zone, School Choice & McKay” button in the middle of the page. Your application for the McKay another public school choice will be considered and you will be notified of your child’s approval/disapproval. If approved, transportation is not provided.
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. The code on the bottom of the paper survey is the State’s code that ties the survey to that student’s school. 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 at www.esesurvey.com. A code is not required to take the online survey. 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
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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