• Welcome to Exceptional Student Education (ESE)


  • newAs part of Collier County Public Schools' ongoing efforts to better understand the needs and experiences of individuals with special needs and their families, the district is surveying parents of students with disabilities. This survey will help us gather valuable insights and information about challenges and successes and guide our efforts to continually improve special education programs and services. Responses to this voluntary survey will remain confidential and anonymous.   You can access the CCPS survey here (please complete by May 26, 2023).

    ESE Parent Survey

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  • ESE Expo


    Click here to access information:  2023 ESE Expo Flyer



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  • Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Advisory: Sharing the Commitment

    Advisory Meeting Dates for 2022-2023:  

    September 21, 2022 - 4:00-5:30PM - Martin Luther King Jr. Administrative Center - Rm. 1-103 

    Recording link: https://colliercountyschools.webex.com/colliercountyschools/ldr.php?RCID=c790177d4cbea40380678bbecdb982fc

    Password: CCPSese22

    December 8, 2022 (moved from Nov. 9) - 4:00-5:30PM -  Martin Luther King Jr. Administrative Center - Rm. 1-103


    January 25, 2023 - 4:00-5:30PM - Osceopla Elementary - Rm - TBD


    March 8, 2023 - 5:00-6:30PM -  Immokalee -The Guadalupe Center at 3661 Westclox Street, Immokalee, FL 34142 


    April 26, 2023 - 4:00-5:30PM - Martin Luther King Jr. Administrative Center - Rm. 1-103  


    May 17, 20234:00-5:30PM -  Martin Luther King Jr. Administrative Center - Rm. 1-103


    These meetings will be held in person or you can attend virtually with the link below.  An agenda will be added to the website 3 days prior to each meeting. (Click on the date to access the meeting agenda, posted 3 days prior.  Within 10 calendar days following the meeting, click on the date to access the meeting minutes)


    Join Meeting


    Person First Language Poster - click here

    For more information visit our Sharing the Commitment Parent Involvement page. 

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  • Graduation Rates of Students with Disabilities
    Collier Students with Disabilities Among the Highest Graduation Rates in the State of Florida  - For more information about the 2020-21 graduation rates, click HERE


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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.

    Rick Duggan, Executive Director

    Emily Kafle, Director