Exceptional Student Education


Exceptional Student Education (ESE)

Exceptional Student Education (ESE) provides, supports, and monitors services for Students with Disabilities (SWD) and Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA/504). The mission of the ESE Department is to ensure students with disabilities receive appropriate educational services leading to increased student achievement and successful post-school outcomes.

SouthTech Schools is committed to providing exceptional students with a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in accordance with federal, state, and local mandates. In keeping with this philosophy, SouthTech Schools:

  • Provides every exceptional student with an appropriate individualized education program (IEP)
  • Offers exceptional students services that are available to every other student
  • Provides placement alternatives that enable students to be educated in the least restrictive environment.
  • Encourages the participation of parents in the educational process
  • Ensures the right to due process and equal protection under the law
  • Interested in learning more about Inclusion? Please visit www.floridainclusionnetwork.com to access resources that support inclusive practices.

ESE Policies & Procedures

Section 1003.57(1)(b)4., Florida Statutes (F.S.), requires that district school boards submit to the Department of Education (DOE) proposed procedures for the provision of special instruction and services for exceptional students once every three years. Approval of this document by DOE is required by Rule 6A-6.03411, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), as a prerequisite 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 SP&P for the 2016-17 through 2018-19 school years, visit http://beess.fcim.org/sppDistrictDoc.aspx

Please contact Barbara Bridgett with any questions about SouthTech Academy’s ESE program at barbara.bridgett@pbcharterschools.org

Please contact Barbara Bridgett with any questions about SouthTech Preparatory’s ESE program at barbara.bridgett@pbcharterschools.org.

SouthTech Preparatory (Grades 6-8)

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Barbara Bridgett

SouthTech Academy (Grades 9-12)

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Barbara Bridgett
(561) 369-7009
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