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Exceptional Student Education (Special Education)

Exceptional Student Education (Special Education)

Supporting the Needs of Students with Disabilities

The Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Department is comprised of administration, teachers and other district level staff who are assigned to provide support and services to students with disabilities (SWD) in need of special education services.  Hillsborough County Public Schools serves over 29,000 students with disabilities, ages birth through 21, in over 250 schools.  The continuum of services for most of these students can be provided in their neighborhood school.  Each of the eight Area Offices  has an ESE Team which offers support and assistance to school staff and parents.  

The ESE Department supports the District in processes related to identification, evaluation, eligibility determination, educational placement and the provision of a free appropriate public education to SWD. 

The ESE Department supports the parents of SWD in addressing any issues or concerns they may have.  The ESE Department ensures that parents have the opportunity to be a partner in the educational decisions made regarding their child, and that they are afforded the procedural safeguards to which they are entitled.  

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