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.

Our Mission

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.

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Topics of Special Interest

Child Abuse Prevention in Florida Public Schools

Objectives 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.

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.