Welcome to ESE!
Director, Exceptional Student Education
Each year, the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) surveys parents of children with an individual educational plan (IEP) to determine how well your child’s school is partnering with you and promoting your involvement in your child’s education. All states must collect this data as part of their State Performance Plan, as required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Click the link below - it has English, Spanish and Haitian Creole versions
Your feedback is important in helping the state and local school systems continue improving educational programs for children with special needs. Thank you!
Senate Bill 1108: Information on Renewal Credit in Teaching Students with Disabilites
The following information will be periodically updated to include all pertinent information regarding the new requirements adopted to the Educator Certification Rule, Rule 6A-4.0051, Florida Administrative Code, Renewal and Reinstatement of a Professional Certificate that requires any applicant for renewal or reinstatement of a Florida professional certificate must earn at least (1) semester hour of college credit or the equivalent of 20 in-service points of training in the instruction of students with disabilities (SWD).
Specific in-service course information will be available through the District's professional development course registration in order assist those impacted by this newly adopted legislation satisfy the requirements. A list of courses will be uploaded to this site by the ESE Department in the near future.
Bulletin and TAP will provide answers to many questions concerning new information on renewal of teaching certificate
Memo from DOE
Information on implementation of Senate Bill 1108
Virtual Learning Opportunities Which Meet SB 1108:
20 In-service Points for Instruction of Students with Disabilities
PDA Online Modules starting August 2014!
Available in eLearning
Additional ESE professional development opportunities for meeting
ESE 20 hour requirement contact person is listed in the document
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Important Information for Parents and School Staff:
On January 30, 2009, The School District of Palm Beach County entered into an agreement to improve services to students who are emotionally/behaviorally disabled (E/BD) and/or having behavioral issues that have resulted in repeated disciplinary removals (suspensions from school).
The School District of Palm Beach County, Department of ESE, is committed to the use of positive behavior interventions and support to assist school staff, students and their families to improve both student behavior and achievement.
Did You Know?
The School District of Palm Beach County serves approximately 37,058 Exceptional Student Education (ESE) students which include 9,279 gifted students. Eligible ESE students are provided services from birth through age 22. ESE services are available at all public school sites throughout the district.
The School District of Palm Beach County is committed to providing exceptional students a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in accordance with federal, state, and local mandates. In keeping with this philosophy, the School District:
In Florida, students may be determined eligible for the following programs:
|The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law requires all teachers be highly qualified. ESE teachers must have core content area verification in addition to having ESE certification to become highly qualified. Contact Ernesto Lontoc at 434-8799 for further information or visit this web link:|