You’re Children Need Help – Florida LEGISLATIVE UPDATE!

Florida PTA Requests That Governor Vetoes Bill 7069

Take Action Today- Florida PTA Opposes Conformation Of Bill 7069

PTA Members Take Action Now! April 27


Vitti Email Do Not Accept House Bill (HB) 5105

Please contact you state legislators on the Schools of Hope bill this week, from “Fund Education Now”.  This email gives you important talking points .

Urge House & Senate to oppose “Schools of Hope/High Impact Charter Networks” 4-26-17

Duval County Public School Legislative Link

Please explore the Duval County Public School link to get additional information on how the legislation will affect the schools in Duval County.

PTA News from the Capitol

Review and take action on this important education Bill 376.

Take action on this important education issue.  Action needed now! Take action on Florida education bills  – March 4 update.

Action needed now! Take Action .

Florida Legislative PTA News Update March 1, 2017

Parent Resources

Links for Parents

DCPS Resources

DCPS Calendars

School Choice Guide

Exceptional, Disabled, Handicapped, Student Information

Parent Academy

Military Family Life Consultants (MFLC)

Other Links

A Parent’s Role in ESSA Implementation   Jul 27, 2016

Jacksonville Library System

JAXPEF report on when and why parents move a student out of their neighborhood school and how they decide on a new school.

Low Cost Internet Access If your child receives free or reduced price school lunches, you may quality for Internet Essentials from Comcast. Call 1-855-846-8376

Alliance for Excellent Education great site for the latest information and resources about Common Core, Digital Learning, and Advancements in Education New.

United Way of Northeast Florida – Resources for students and families. – School Payments Made Easy. Pay for school meals and more, anytime, anywhere from your computer or smartphone.  Create your FREE account to get started.

School Facts Jax, a free tool created by the Jacksonville Public Education Fund, to make public school information easily accessible to parents and citizens.

Health and Well Being Links will provide contacts for addiction options.

Health and Well Being Links:

 provides valuable and verifiable information on substances abuse, addiction recovery, as well as motivational success stories to help you beat or avoid addiction.
ParnershipFor Drug Free
works to reduce substance abuse among adolescents by supporting families and engaging with teens.
volunteers who are passionate about ending smoking around the world.

Parent Academy

DCPS-Parent Academy
Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) launched the Parent Academy in 2013 to promote parental involvement and enhance student achievement. Academy classes are offered in schools, libraries, community centers, government offices, and faith-based institutions. The Parent Academy focuses on three primary tracks: Student Achievement, Parenting and Advocacy, and Personal and Individual Growth.


Parent Academy Spring 2015 Catalog

E-mail or call 904.390.2960 to sign-up for a course.

Exceptional Education and Student Services (EESS)


February 4, 2015

ESE Parent Survey

Every year, the Florida Department of Education surveys the parents of students PK-Grade 12 with an Individual Education Plan (IEP). (Students in the gifted program are not included in this survey unless they have an IEP for another special need.)

ESE Survey flyer 2014-15

The survey is open online from February 1 – May 31.

You can complete the survey online HERE, or request a paper copy from your school.

Parent feedback is important in helping state and local schools systems improve educational programs for children with special needs.  Duval County has over 17,000 students in the EESS program, yet only 1-2% of parents complete the survey each year. Miami and Orange County have response rates between 65-85%. Please complete your survey soon.



The Exceptional Education and Student Services Department is committed to supporting students with diverse learning needs, their families, and schools in providing access to a high quality education.  The Exceptional Education and Student Services Department provides services and supports for students with disabilities, gifted learners and other eligible students. Main Office phone number: (904) 348-7800 

Parent Services, Exceptional Education and Student Services, is a source of information on resources and training activities for parents of students with disabilities. Parents are very important team members in the exceptional education process. The goal is to provide networking opportunities and encourage parent involvement in educational activities, ultimately enhancing student’s progress and success in education. This website will provide information and resources to assist you in becoming more involved in your child’s education. Phone number: (904) 346-4601 ext. 116

For more Exceptional Education information on meetings, activities and training for parents, contact:

ESE Parent Services, Exceptional Education and Student Services, Duval County Public Schools

(904) 346-4601 ext.116 or email:

Revised 8/14/2014

Exceptional Student Education Advisory Committee (ESEAC)

Website:  ESE

The Exceptional Student Education Advisory Committee (ESEAC) is a team of parents, educators, community service providers, and student support agency representatives.  We collaborate and partnership with the Exceptional Education and Student Services Department (EESS), Duval County Public Schools (DCPS).

Contact Information
Parent Involvement Specialist

2016-17 General Meeting Dates:

To be determined. Check back soon on the DCPS ESEAC information page or contact 904 346 4601.

All meetings are 9:30am to 11:30am and will be held at the FDLRS Offices.

4124 Boulevard Center Drive
(Building 4600)
Jacksonville FL  32207