Sharing the Commitment Parent Involvement

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    Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Advisory: Sharing the Commitment
    The School District of Collier County has an Advisory Committee for Exceptional Student Education (special education). It is comprised of a cross representation of parents, teachers, administrators, and community stakeholders.  Meetings address district and state issues. Meetings are not a forum to discuss individual situations or student concerns. The Advisory Committee for ESE operates collaboratively in order to gain and share information from its Board members and guests.


    Advisory Meeting Dates for 2019-2020:  September 24, November TBD, January TBD, 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)

    Time: 4-5:30 PM
    Location: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Administration Center, Room 1-103, Click here for directions.
    Parent Involvement
    Sharing the Commitment wants to make a difference in the education of all children. Through your participation, you will have the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills necessary to become more comfortable in your role as a partner in the education process. Sharing the Commitment offers parent education in special education instruction, related services, transition, behavior, District practices and dispute resolution.  Here are some suggestions of ways that you can stay involved in your child’s life:
    • Join the School Advisory Committee (SAC)
    • Be a school volunteer
    • Complete a survey
    • Attend the annual Sharing the Commitment Parent Conference
    • Attend an ESE Sharing the Commitment Advisory Committee meeting
    • Attend an ESE Collier Partners in Transition Committee meeting
    • Support the classroom teacher!

    Parent Liaison Support  – For information and resources with a focus on being a more informed participant in your child’s IEP process, contact Wilbur Hawke at (239) 417-3636 or at

    Parent Liaison and PEER Parent Services
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