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ESE Policies & Procedures (P&P)/Monitoring

ESE Policies & Procedures (P&P)

Section 1003.57(1)(b)1., Florida Statutes (F.S.), requires that district school boards submit to the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) proposed procedures for the provision of special instruction and services for exceptional students once every three years. Approval of this document by FDOE is required by Rule 6A-6.03411, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), for district’s use of weighted cost factors under the Florida Education Finance Program (FEFP). This document also serves as the basis for the identification, evaluation, eligibility determination, and placement of students to receive exceptional education services, and is a component of the district’s application for funds available under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

To view a district’s approved P&P visit https://beessgsw.org/#/spp/institution/public/.

To view a district's past approved P&P visit http://beess.fcim.org/sppDistrictDocSearch.aspx.

Monitoring

In carrying out its roles of leadership, resource allocation, technical assistance, monitoring, and evaluation, the Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services (BEESS) is required to examine and evaluate procedures, records, and programs of exceptional student education; provide information and assistance to school districts; and assist the districts in operating effectively and efficiently (section 1008.32, Florida Statutes).

In accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Department is responsible for ensuring that the requirements of IDEA are carried out and that each educational program for children with disabilities administered in the state meets the educational requirements of the state (section 300.600(b)(1) and (2) of Title 34, Code of Federal Regulations).