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Exceptional Student Education (Special Education)

Exceptional Student Education (Special Education)

Who Should I Call First?

In Exceptional Student Education (ESE), we want to empower families by providing information and support to promote academic and social success at school. We understand the importance of communication and hope that the steps outlined in this diagram will help you identify your student’s support network and who to contact first to get answers to your questions in an efficient and timely manner.


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Step 1: Contact your child's teacher at the school.


Step 2: Contact the Case Manager, ESE Contact, School Counselor, Therapists, Social Worker, or Psycholoogist at the school.


Step 3: Contact the Assistant Principal at the school.


Step 4: Contact the Principal at the school.


Step 5: Contact the Area ESE Supervisor.


Step 6: Contact the Area Superintendent.


Remember, no matter where you are in the process, your Parent Liaison can help!



General Director
Kimberly Workman
(813) 273-7025

ESE Department Listing

Department Number
Autism Spectrum Disorder & Intellectual Disabilities (813) 273-7288
Behavioral Supports & Unit Allocations (813) 273-7060
Compliance & Staffing (813) 273-7060
Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources Systems (FDLRS) (813) 837-7703
Florida Instructional Materials Center for the Visually Impaired (FIMC-VI) (813) 837-7826
Hospital/Homebound/Homebased (813) 375-3957
Improvement & Accountability (813) 273-7113
Instructional Support & Assessment (813) 273-7563
Instructional Support & Transition (813) 273-7030
Pre-K ESE (813) 837-7745
Sensory Programs & Related Services (813) 837-7840
Speech / Language Programs (813) 273-7520
Area Offices Number
Area 1 (813) 272-3800
Area 2 (813) 631-4050
Area 3 (813) 558-1406
Area 4 (813) 558-1100
Area 5 (813) 744-8630
Area 6 (813) 707-7050
Area 7 (813) 740-3710
Area 8 (813) 658-1970
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