Return to Headlines

The state's ESE Parent Survey is underway

Feb. 3, 2020

Graphic: Take Florida's ESE Parent Survey at

It is time for the Florida Department of Education’s annual Exceptional Student Education Parent Survey. Each year, the department surveys parents of students with an individual education plan (IEP) who receive special education services to determine how well schools are promoting their involvement in their children’s education.

Feedback helps the state and the school district improve educational services for children with special needs and their families. The survey is confidential, but Pinellas County Schools receives overall results and makes changes based on parent feedback. As a result, the district has created a helpline to assist families with navigating special education services and started hosting ESE Advisory Committee Meetings at sites throughout the county to give more families opportunities to participate.

Parents can take the survey at or complete a paper survey distributed by their child’s school. The survey closes May 31. If you have questions or need a paper survey, contact Tracy McMannus at 727-588-6062 or