Welcome to Exceptional Student Education
The Florida Department of Education is working with school districts to gather information on how well parents think their child's school is partnering with parents of students with disabilities, and would like to include your input. Your responses will help guide efforts to improve services and results for children and families.
This survey is for parents of students with individual educational plans (IEP) receiving special education services during the 2012-13 school year. All information provided will remain confidential. You may submit one online survey for each child receiving services.
If you prefer a paper copy of this survey, please contact
Thank you for taking the time to take this survey.
Dr. Kamela Patton, Superintendent
Luis Solano, Chief Instructional Officer
Karen J. Stelmacki, Executive Director
Dr. Sheryl Alvies, Assistant Director
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 5,980 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 other support professionals to lead our students to success.
- Assure that a free appropriate public education is available to all children with disabilities residing in the school district between the ages of 3-21, inclusive, including students with disabilities who have been suspended or expelled, and/or are being served in an alternative program.
- Assure that all students with disabilities receive a full educational opportunity to show annual improvement in academic achievement and make progress toward closing the achievement gap.
- Assure that, to the maximum extent appropriate, all students with disabilities are educated in settings with their non-disabled peers, and special classes, separate schooling, or other removal of students with disabilities from the regular educational environment occurs only when the nature or severity of the disability of a students is such that education in regular classes with the use of supplementary aids and services cannot be achieved satisfactorily.
- Assure that all children residing within our jurisdiction, including children with disabilities who are homeless or are wards of the state and children with disabilities attending private schools, regardless of the severity of their disabilities, and who are in need of special education and related services, are identified, located, and evaluated.
- Assure that all personnel necessary to carry out IDEA, Part B are appropriately and adequately prepared and trained and align district professional development resources to support CCPS in meeting the goals of the three-year academic plan.
- Assure that policies and procedures have been adopted which provide procedural safeguards for children with disabilities and their parents with respect to the provision of a free appropriate public education.