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What is Pinellas County Schools ESE Advisory Committee?
The ESE Advisory, is a group of parents, students, community agencies, and school and district staff who are interested in exceptional student education in Pinellas County Schools.
What is the purpose of ESE Advisory?
The purpose of the ESE Advisory Committee is to serve in an advisory capacity to ensure that all stakeholders involved in exceptional student education in Pinellas County Schools are informed and provided with the opportunity to be involved in the education of exceptional students.
What are the functions of ESE Advisory?
To increase knowledge of exceptional education for all stakeholder groups, to include, but not be limited to: parents*, both general and exceptional education teachers, administrators, district personnel and community members. Knowledge will be shared via presentations, training, classroom visitations, mentors, web site and informational brochures.
- *The IDEA definition of parent is used, meaning the person acting as the parent.
- To act as a communication link and increase communication skills for all stakeholder groups.
- To review the annual budget for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) allocation to Pinellas County Schools and make recommendations for its use, recognizing that approval of the budget is delegated to the Pinellas County School Board and the Florida Department of Education. Additional budget information relating to exceptional students may be requested and reviewed by the committee.
- To provide an annual executive summary highlighting committee activities to the Assistant Superintendent of Exceptional Student Education. This report shall be incorporated in the annual IDEA discretionary grant application, which is submitted to the Pinellas County School Board and the Florida Department of Education. The annual executive summary may be presented to the board at a regularly scheduled meeting.
Who can attend ESE Advisory?
All interested people may attend, as the meetings are open to the public.
What does it mean that ESE Advisory meetings are subject to Florida's Sunshine Law?
Participants are cautioned that when discussing their child in a public forum, they are giving up their rights to confidentiality. Parents and teachers may only waive their own right to confidentiality and not that of another parent or student. It is important that no personally identifiable information about someone else be shared at meetings.