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March 9, 2021 Regular School Board Meeting
Approve the new Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Policies and Procedures (SP&P) 2020-2021 through 2022-2023
Meeting Date(s)
Information - 02/23/2021
Consent after Information - 03/09/2021
Consent Type

Per the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) requirement, local school boards must develop and submit a written statement of policies and procedures for providing an appropriate program of specifically designed instruction and related services for students with disabilities.

The ESE policies and procedures (SP&P) for the school years 2019-2020 through 2021-2022 was approved on August 25, 2020. However, the FLDOE requested changes to the 2020-2021 SP&P. Timelines for these changes are listed below.

For the school years 2020-2021 through 2022-2023, the following changes were made to the ESE policies and procedures (SP&P) document:

•             The following sections required districts to review and/or provide the required information:

  • Part I Section A.5: District Procedures to Review of Data and Reporting Procedures
  • Part I Section A.6: District Plan Related to Reducing the Use of Restraint
  • Part I Section B.3: Collaboration of Public and Private Instructional Personnel
  • Part I Section B.4: Department of Juvenile Justice Facilities
  • Part I Section C.1: Exceptional Student Education Procedural Safeguards
  • Part II Section D: Surrogate Parents
  • Part I Section G: General Education Intervention Procedures
  • Part I Section H.1:Initiaitng an Evaluation for ESE
  • Part I Section H.2: Conducting Student Evaluations and Reevaluation
  • Part I Section I: Independent Educational Evaluations
  • Part II Section B.12: ESE Eligibility for Students with Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Part II Section C: Individual Educational Plan
  • Part II Section D: Discipline
  • Part II Section F: Eligibility Criteria for Prekindergarten Children with Disabilities
  • Part V Appendix F: Best Practices in Inclusive Education (BPIE) Assessment
  • Part V Appendix G: District Procedures During a Declared State of Emergency

Timelines for submission of SP&P to FLDOE:

  • 05/04/2020         Document release to school districts by FLDOE
  • 07/17/2020         Brevard SP&P submitted to FLDOE for approval
  • 08/23/2020         FLDOE requests revision to Part I, Section B.4
  • 09/18/2020         FLDOE requests revision to Part I, C.1
  • 11/13/2020         FLDOE requests revision to Part I, Section H.1
  • 01/01/2021         FLDOE requests revision to Part V, Appendix G
  • 01/08/2021         Brevard’s SP&P is pre-approved by FLDOE

Approve the new Exceptional Student Education Policies and Procedures (SP&P), effective 2020-2021 through 2022-2023 for the final submission to the Florida Department of Education.

Authority for Action
Section 300 of Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Source of Funding

Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds
Financial Impact
FY Amount Budgeted Fund Cost Center Project Function Object Program
Legal Counsel Review
Dr. Patricia Fontan, Director, ESE Administrative Support, ext. 11505, Christine Moore, Asst. Superintendent, Student Services, ext. 11270.
Brevard ESE Policies and Procedures 2020-2021 through 2022-2023 with Bookmarks.pdf
SIGNATURE PAGE-2020-2023 (fillable).pdf
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