The School District of Lee County has an Advisory Committee for Exceptional Student Education (ESE). It is comprised of a cross representation of parents, teachers, community stakeholders, the superintendent, and the director of Exceptional Student Education. The committee meets approximately five times per year. All meetings are held at the Lee County Public Education Center located at 2855 Colonial Boulevard (enter through the main entrance, you will be directed to the meeting room, and meetings are open to the public and advertised in the News Press.

Meetings address district and state issues. They are not a forum to discuss individual situations or concerns. The Advisory Committee for ESE operates collaboratively in order to gain and share information. If you are interested in becoming a member of the committee, please complete the online application and send it to: [email protected] or call Donna Djerf at (239) 337-8621 for more information.

Advisory Roles for Parents

Parents frequently inquire about the possibility of attending workshops within the state of Florida. To apply for a "scholarship for learning" please complete and send in the application.

We are all living in a very busy society. Many parents work outside of the home, help their children with homework, are involved in community activities, have special therapy schedules and still try to run an efficient household. parents, all of us can be part of our children’s education in many different capacities.

Here are some suggestions of ways that we can stay involved in our children’s life and perform the role of an adviser or an advocate:

  • Join the SAC (School Advisory Committee)
  • Be a Scout leader
  • Be a school volunteer
  • Attend a focus group
  • Complete a survey
  • Attend a conference
  • Be a member of a task force
  • Participate in a needs assessment
  • Be a member of the ESE advisory board
  • Mentor another family
  • Be a coach
  • Join a committee
  • Support the classroom TEACHER!!