Resources to navigate special education system

Some school districts offer an ESE handbook or manual to guide IEP teams through decision making and through appropriate processes. These handbooks are a great resource for parents as they learn how decisions are made, the processes involved, the services and programs available, who to contact, etc. Unfortunately, the School District of Lee County does not have an ESE handbook. Hopefully, the following resources will help you naviagte the special education system.

Student Education Policy Procedures

The Student Education Policy & Procedures (SP&P) is a written statement of policies and procedures for providing an appropriate program of specially designed instruction and related services for exceptional students. Please see the attached PDF below.

Exceptional Student Education Process

Check out the following process and procedures the school district follows when performing evaluations, changing students placement, discipling students with disabilities, and more.

These documents were received through a public records request on October 11, 2016. These documents may not be the most current document. To check if there is a more recent document, you can make a public records request by emailing PublicRecords@leeschools.net To learn more about making a public record request, go to the school district's website. If you share a public records requests with me, I will add it to the site.

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Referral for adaptive PE  158k v. 1 Mar 7, 2017, 10:41 AM Heather Hawk
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Referral to Agency for Persons with Disabilities  55k v. 1 Mar 7, 2017, 10:46 AM Heather Hawk
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Consider placement in Behavior Intervention program  49k v. 1 Mar 7, 2017, 10:41 AM Heather Hawk
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Placement is the based on the continuum of placements.   37k v. 1 Mar 7, 2017, 10:42 AM Heather Hawk
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Change Service Delivery Model, ie Social Communication, Life Skills  156k v. 1 Mar 7, 2017, 10:43 AM Heather Hawk
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Waive End of Course Exam  36k v. 1 Mar 7, 2017, 10:43 AM Heather Hawk
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Evaluations for students in prvivate school  33k v. 1 Mar 7, 2017, 10:43 AM Heather Hawk
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For students with specific learning disabilities  34k v. 1 Mar 7, 2017, 10:44 AM Heather Hawk
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Manifestation Determination Process - Discipline process for students with an IEP  38k v. 1 Mar 7, 2017, 10:45 AM Heather Hawk
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For students leaving Royal Palm  48k v. 1 Mar 7, 2017, 10:45 AM Heather Hawk
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Referral to Vocational Rehab  220k v. 1 Mar 7, 2017, 10:46 AM Heather Hawk