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


    Next Meeting: Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 5:00 PM. In person at Tommie Barfield Elementary School, 101 Kirkwood St, Marco Island, FL 34145, FL or virtual via WebEx. 

    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. The Advisory Committee for ESE operates collaboratively in order to gain and share information from its Board members and guests. Spanish and Creole translation available. 

    More information is available on the website at https://www.collierschools.com/page/8625

    Advisory Meeting Dates for 2023-2024:  




    September 20, 2023


    MLK Ad Center 1-103

    October 19, 2023


    Pinecrest Elementary

    January 10, 2024


    MLK Ad Center 1-103

    February 15, 2024


    Everglades City School

    April 11, 2024


    MLK Ad Center 1-103

    May 16, 2024


    Tommy Barfield Elementary



    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)


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    22-23 Advisory Meeting Minutes:   

    September 21, 2022  I   December 8, 2022   I   January 25, 2023  I  March 8, 2023  I  April 26, 2023   I   May 17, 2023     




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    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