• Welcome to Exceptional Student Education (ESE)


  • ESE Parent Survey

    It’s that time of year again! ESE Parent Survey time! The State of Florida wants to hear your voice, parents! The confidential annual parent survey can be completed online, on your tablet, or even on your smart phone! It takes just a few minutes to complete.

    You can follow this link to complete the survey: http://www.esesurvey.com. This survey is for parents of students with individual educational plans (IEP) receiving special education services during the 2021-22 school year. You may submit one online survey for each child receiving services.  The opportunity to participate in the survey begins on February 1st and ends May 31st, so make sure you sign on today! If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact the school's ESE Program Specialist or the District ESE Office. 

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  • new ESE Expo

    Parents!  Save the date!  Come back to this website on Wednesday, May 18 to attend the second annual virtual ESE Expo to learn about local resources available for students with disabilities. ESE 2022 Expo Flyer

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  • 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.

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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 2018-19 graduation rates, click HERE


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

    Advisory Meeting Dates for 2021-2022:  
    September 22- Meeting Minutes (Virtual - see WebEx link below) 
    November 18 - December 9 - Meeting Minutes (Osceola Elementary)
    January 19 - Meeting Minutes (Osceola Elementary and Virtual)
    March 30 - Meeting Mintes (Martin Luther King Jr Center - Room 1-103)
    May 18 - Meeting Minutes  (Osceola Elementary and Virtual)

    These meetings will be held in person and virtually on each date. An agenda and a link to join 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)

    Time: 4-5:30 PM

    Join virtually by using the link below. 

                   Join meeting



    Person First Language Poster - click here

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

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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.

    Dr. Kamela Patton, Superintendent

    Rick Duggan, Executive Director

    Emily Kafle, Director