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    Exceptional Student Education

    Tara D. Hart, Director    

    201 West Burleigh Blvd.
    Tavares, FL 32778

     Melissa Lyford, ESE Coordinator  


    Main # (352) 253-6600

    Fax # (352) 253-6602

    Mission Statement:

     To provide leadership
    to ensure students with special needs
    are afforded equal opportunities and access
    to educational experiences
    designed to meet their unique needs. 
    This website is designed to give you an overview of the Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Department of the Lake County School District of Tavares, Florida, and the many services available to students that qualify for ESE programs. If you are new to Lake County, information is included that will facilitate your child's entrance into our district and, if applicable, into an appropriate exceptional program.
    A brief description of each exceptional program and its eligibility requirements are provided as well as other valuable information regarding your child's Individual Education Plan (IEP).
    The Exceptional Student Education Department is committed to giving exceptional students the means of achieving their annual goals as specified on each student's Individual Education Plan while educating them in the least restrictive environment.
    If you have any questions please contact the counselor at your child's school or the
    Exceptional Student Education office located in the portable wing behind the main district office.

    Parent Survey - Exceptional Student Education


    The Florida Department of Education is working with school districts to gather information on how well parents think their child's school is partnering with parents of students with disabilities, and would like to include your input. Your responses will help guide efforts to improve services and results for children and families. This survey is for parents of students with individual educational plans (IEP) receiving special education services during the 2017-18 school year. All information provided will remain confidential.
    Please use the link below to access the Parent survey on the Florida Department of Education website. 
     Additional Links to the Survey: