Exceptional Student Education
The Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services administers programs for students with disabilities. Additionally, the bureau coordinates student services throughout the state and participates in multiple inter-agency efforts designed to strengthen the quality and variety of services available to students with special needs.
The mission of exceptional student education in Florida, a committed alliance for the development of the unique gifts of each exceptional person, is to ensure the achievement of each and every individual's extraordinary purpose by expanding opportunities through collaboration of families, professionals, and communities who guarantee the highest expectations and individual success.
Topics of Special Interest
- Florida Statutes and State Board of Education Rules (Red book) - Hyperlinked Index
- Senate Bill 850 and Educational Services in Juvenile Justice Programs
- Annual State Application under Part B - Federal FY 2014 (PDF)
- Florida’s Annual Performance Report for 2012-13 (PDF) - (February 2014)
- Procedural Safeguards
- Communication Plan
- Letter to Parents from Governor Scott regarding Senate Bill 1108 (PDF)
2103-105: 2013 Legislation - Senate Bill 1108 (PDF)
- Questions and Answers Regarding Implementation of CS/SB 1108 (PDF)
- Document Relating to Parental Input and Meetings (PDF)
- Parental Consent Form/Prior Written Notice: Instruction in the State Standards Access Points Curriculum and Florida Alternate Assessment Administration
- Parental Consent Form/Prior Written Notice: Student Placement in an Exceptional Education Center (fillable forms)
- General Records Schedule for Public Schools Pre-K1-12 and Adult and Career Education (PDF)
- PEER - Portal to Exceptional Education Resources (PDF)
- Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)
- Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 - District Implementation Guide (2011) (PDF)
- Florida’s School Counseling Framework (PDF)
- State Board Rules Under Review
- Florida's Revised State Performance Plan for 2005-2013 (PDF) - (Revised February 2013)
- IDEA 2004
- Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 156 / Monday, August 14, 2006 / Rules and Regulations (PDF)
- Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 231 / Monday, December 1, 2008 / Rules and Regulations (PDF)
Child Abuse Prevention in Florida Public SchoolsObjectives related to child abuse prevention in Florida public schools are a function of the Child Abuse Prevention and Permanency (CAPP) Advisory Council. These activities are part of a collaborative plan of action pertaining to the prevention of child abuse, abandonment and neglect. For additional resources please see the Child Abuse Prevention page.
- Child Abuse Prevention Sourcebook for Florida School Personnel: A Tool for Reporting Abuse and Supporting the Child - (PDF)
Please note that the bureau updated its public records request policy to require a fee of 15 cents per one-sided page for more than 50 pages and 20 cents per two-sided page for more than 30 pages.