ESE Advisory Committee

  • The Final ESE Advisory Committee Meeting was held on 05 19 2019.  Check back in August 2021 for Advisory Updates.  Thank you.  Happy Summertime Wishes!


    Anyone interested in attending the Pinellas County Schools Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Advisory Committee Meetings is welcome. The forum allows all stakeholders, including (but not limited to) parents, teachers, administrators, district personnel and community members, to collaborate, gain information and provide input regarding ESE programs, practices, and procedures. For additional information and/or preregistration, please contact


     The 2021-2022 Advisory Schedule will be announce in the fall.  Please call the Pinellas County Schools Exceptional Student Education (ESE)  Department at (727)588-6032, with any questions related to the ESE Advisory Committee and meetings.

    What is Pinellas County Schools ESE Advisory Committee?

    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.
    ESE Advisory Overview

    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.

    1. *The IDEA definition of parent is used, meaning the person acting as the parent.
    2. To act as a communication link and increase communication skills for all stakeholder groups.
    3. 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.
    4. 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. The committee has 50 membership positions for elected members representing all district stakeholder groups. Non-committee members are asked to register for all meetings.    

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     Advisory Committee General Membership Elections will be held during the fall of each school year.  Opportunities for membership will be promoted district wide to all stake holders prior to the election process. Involvement opportunities will be available to members and non-members throughout the school year.  For participation and membership information, please contact  Coral Furtado at
    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.



ESE Parent Survey Data/Results

Procedures and Information

Meeting Records

Additional Resources