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ESE Advisory Committee

Volusia ESE Advisory Committee

​​​​The Volusia ESE Advisory Committee is comprised of families and professionals dedicated to collaborative interaction among schools, service agencies and the public. The committee meets on a regular basis to gain information on issues that pertain to students served in Exceptional Student Education (ESE) in Volusia County. Per recommendation from members, beginning in SY 2022-2023, two groups, formerly known as the ESE Task Force and ESE Advisory, consolidated into the Volusia County ESE Advisory Committee, an outcome-focused group that supports the district’s mission and strategic plan in advocating for students with disabilities. The Volusia County ESE Advisory Committee supports collaboration with parents and community members. Our goal is to identify areas for improvement and make meaningful recommendations to promote the success of all students.

ESE Resource Fairs

We are happy to announce ESE Resource Fairs: Community Collaboration for Unique Abilities. Volusia County Schools’ Exceptional Student Education Department and Easterseals of Northeast Central Florida have partnered to offer these opportunities for our parents, caregivers, and families of students with disabilities. All are cordially invited! Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at Mainland High School, 5:30-7:30 pm, or Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at DeLand High School, 5:30-7:30 pm. Please see the flyer for more information. Several community agencies will be available to share information with families.  We look forward to welcoming everyone!

First page of the PDF file: ESE_Resource_Flyer

Meeting Dates - TBD

Vision Statement

In an environment of mutual respect and trust, the ESE Advisory Committee, families, and professionals dedicated to collaborative interaction among schools, service agencies, and the public, will inspire advocacy for students with special needs, provide support for their families, enhance education, and foster community partnerships.

Mission Statement

The ESE Advisory Committee will meet on a regular basis to gain information on issues that pertain to students served in Exceptional Student Education in Volusia County. Committee members will work together in an advisory capacity to share this information with families, teachers and service providers, to positively impact the lives of children and those who care for them. The committee will also provide feedback relating to these issues to the school district.

Our Purpose

  • To act as a communication link between the various agencies represented on the committee and the school
  • To participate in identifying resources throughout the community to provide support for ESE programs
  • To advise and provide support to district ESE for new ESE program development as well as improvement of existing ones
  • To serve as a resource to the superintendent, school board, staff and families
  • To advocate on behalf of the ESE community by serving as a communication link between the school board, school administrators, and parents of students with special needs