Exceptional Student Education (ESE)


  • ESE Solution Center

    This resource is designed to provide an open line of communication for parents, employees, and community members in order to improve customer service. The ESE Solution Center form is a forum to address concerns and inquiries. These will be researched and followed up by District ESE staff. Data collected from this site will be used to drive professional development and technical assistance needs. This Solution Center will facilitate a more collaborative district-wide effort to find solutions more efficiently and result in increased positive outcomes.

     

    The 2023-2024 ESE Parent Survey window is now open!

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    Each year, the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) surveys parents of students with an individual educational plan (IEP) to determine how well districts and schools are partnering with parents and promoting parent involvement in their student’s education. All states must collect these data for reporting on their State Performance Plan, as required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Additionally, survey results will be used to help schools and districts improve services and outcomes for children with disabilities. The survey is open to all parents of students with an IEP receiving ESE services from preschool age to grade 12. While demographic information must be collected in compliance with federal requirements, individual responses are confidential. Beginning with the 2023-2024 school year, the ESE Parent Survey will be offered in web-based and paper-based formats. The ESE Parent Survey is translated into 11 languages using the web-based format. The survey will be open through June 30, 2024.

    To access the survey directly, go to the 2024 ESE Parent Survey.

     

    Did You Know?

    The School District of Palm Beach County serves approximately 38,000 students identified as eligible for Exceptional Student Education (ESE); this includes 9,252 students identified as gifted. Eligible students with disabilities 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:  

    • Provides every exceptional student with an appropriate individualized education program (IEP)
    • Offers exceptional student services that are available to every other student
    • Provides placement alternatives that enable students to be educated in the least restrictive environment.
    • Encourages the participation of parents in the educational process
    • Ensures the right to due process and equal protection under the law

    Please join us in celebrating Inclusive Schools Week (ISW) on December 6-12.  The theme this year is: Rebuilding our Inclusive Community Together. This annual event is sponsored by the Inclusive Schools Network & Stetson & Associates, Inc.. Please feel free to access ISW Activities and Lessons

    To learn more about inclusion, please visit Florida Inclusion Network to access resources that support inclusive practices.