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Schools are to ensure that students with disabilities are provided access to all school functions, including but not limited to pep rallies, assemblies, dances, field trips and grade level meetings, as well as classroom extracurricular activities including but not limited to class activities, field trips, etc. Equal access to information about such activities is required by Section 504 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If a school has daily announcements, all activities announced shall be published in the daily announcement. Principals will designate a staff member at their school site to oversee publishing all activities in the daily announcement and to provide a written copy of the daily announcements to teachers of students with disabilities to send home on a daily basis. If any activity is not placed in the daily announcements, written notification of that activity will be provided to teachers of students with disabilities to send home on a daily basis.

To go to the FDLRS Parent Services page, click here.

Florida's 2015—2016 ESE Parent Survey

Parents, we need your help to make Florida's 2015—2016 ESE Parent Survey a record success!

Each year, the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) surveys parents of children with an individual education 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).

Make your voice heard!

  • The web-based survey will open February 1, 2016, and continue until May 31, 2016.
  • You can complete the survey online, or you can request a paper survey from your child's school.

Your feedback is important in helping the state and local school systems continue improving educational programs for children with special needs. Thank you!

For questions about the survey, please contact Aimee Mallini at FDOE.
(850) 245-0916
Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services

Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Developmental Screenings Announced

Beginning this school year, professionals from the early childhood community are coming together to provide developmental screenings for children, from newborns to the age of 5. The screenings will begin the process to determine if your child is eligible for services that may be helpful in increasing their success upon entering school. Screenings for vision, hearing, speech, language, behavior, and overall development will be provided by appointment. Screenings locations and dates are provided below.

11/13 – Highland Park Church of the Nazarene, Lakeland

12/11 – St. Ann Catholic Church, Haines City

1/22 – First Baptist Church of Lake Alfred

3/11 – First Presbyterian Church, Lake Wales

4/22 – First Baptist Church, Auburndale

5/27 – First Baptist Church, Winter Haven

6/24 – Palmetto Elementary, Poincianna

For further information, click here for the flyer, or to schedule an appointment, please call 863-647-4258.


Florida Department of Education Announces New Website

The Florida Department of Education has created a new website entitled, which provides Florida Standards aligned student tutorials and resources for grades K-12 in the areas of Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Civics. Additional tutorials are being added.

Agencies and Organizations Resources Page

Have you looked at our extensive resources pages? Click here to go to our Agencies and Organizations Resources page. The second gray box In the left hand column contains additional resources.

ESE Parent Calendar

Date: Event: Notes:
Jan. 29

Chasing the Rabbit Presentation and Q&A at Central Florida Autism Institute, 6:30 pm.

Central Florida Autism Institute
145 E. Edgewood Dr.
Lakeland, FL 33803

Event Flyer

TBA Polk ESE Advisory Meeting