Through the Exceptional Student Education Department, the District offers a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) in compliance with the federally mandated 2009 Amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). A continuum of services and programs are available to meet the individual needs of students requiring special education, ages 3 through 21. Services and related services are provided through an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and are based on each child's unique needs, as related to present levels of educational performance.
Mission of Exceptional Student Education
Working within a problem-solving framework, we will support the schools in Hendry County in meeting the educational, social, emotional and behavioral needs of SWD as they experience success with the general curriculum.
Mission of Student ServicesTo develop a comprehensive wellness-centered system of support focused on maximizing positive student academic and emotional outcomes.
The Exceptional Student Education Department (E.S.E.) offices are located at the old courthouse in LaBelle, Florida (corner of US Highway 80 and County Road 29) and at 475 East Osceola Avenue in Clewiston, Florida.The Exceptional Student Education Department also serves our gifted population. You will find specific information about our gifted services here:Gifted Education in Hendry County
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