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.
What is a parent’s obligation for transferring a student to another public school under the public school option of 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 choice option of the McKay Scholarship Program by going to the CCPS Parental Choice website - www.collierschools.com/parentalchoice.
Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Advisory: Sharing the Commitment
Advisory Meeting Dates for 2019-2020: September 24, November 13 (4:15 at Immokalee High), December 4 , January 22 (4:15 at Gulf Coast High), March 23, and May 27.
(Click on the date to access the meeting agenda, posted 2 days prior. Within 10 calendar days following the meeting, click on the date to access the meeting minutes)
May 28, 2019 Meeting Minutes
Time: 4-5:30 PM
Location: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Administration Center, Room 1-103, Click here for directions.
Person First Language Poster - click here
For more information visit our Sharing the Commitment Parent Involvement page.
Exceptional Student Education (ESE):
The mission of the Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Department is to ensure that students with disabilities and those who are gifted receive appropriate educational services leading to increased student achievement and successful post school outcomes.
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 over 6,000 students with disabilities. If you do not find the information that you are looking for, please contact us at 239-377-0108.
Dr. Kamela Patton, Superintendent
Dr. Peggy Aune, Associate Superintendent
Karen J. Stelmacki, Executive Director
Rick Duggan, Director