Exceptional Student Education
Tara D. Hart, Director201 West Burleigh Blvd.
Tavares, FL 32778
Melissa Lyford, ESE Coordinator
Main # (352) 253-6600
Fax # (352) 253-6602Mission Statement:To provide leadershipto ensure students with special needsare afforded equal opportunities and accessto educational experiencesdesigned 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 EducationPlease use the link below to access the Parent survey on the Florida Department of Education website.Additional Links to the Survey: