BROWARD COUNTY ESE ADVISORY COUNCIL
Working to Ensure a Bright Future For Our Students
THE ADVISORY AT A GLANCE
The Broward ESE Advisory Council is a group of parent volunteers who strive to ensure beneficial opportunities for students with learning differences. The advisory promotes meaningful inclusion while working to ensure that our children benefit from the best educational practices and advocate for a stronger system of supports for our students, teachers and support staff.
WHAT WE DO
The ESE Advisory Council is established under the Broward County Public School Policy to provide recommendations to the School Board and the Superintendent on systemic issues affecting
exceptional student education.
At our meetings we provide a forum for information about our district schools, programs, advocacy, support, procedural guidelines, Individual Education Plans (IEP), 504 Plans, college, vocational, and career readiness, school board initiatives, education enrichment, resources and data.
We track proposed, new and existing federal, state, and county legislation and local policies
addressing special education.
Everyone is welcome to attend and participate. We encourage you to bring forward systemic issues that are affecting our ESE students. If you have a specific concern you need addressed, the opportunity to submit your request for someone from the district to contact you directly will be provided. Our monthly ESE Chair Report is presented to the Broward County School Board while continuing communication is maintained with our
ESLS - Exceptional Student Learning Support department.
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Connect with us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/browardeseadvisory
On Mon, Wed, and Thurs of next week, free breakfast and lunch are available for BCPS students who currently receive free or reduced-price school meals and their immediate families. This includes public charter school students. You need to show your kid/s school ID (they need the student number, so you'll find this on a school report - or ID badge) plus your ID. Breakfast 8 am-10 am. Lunch 11am-1pm. Pick up is via drive-thru at the following High Schools: Boyd Anderson, Blanche Ely, Dillard, Flanagan, Hallandale, Miramar, Nova, Taravella. This will NOT be available Tues and Fri of this week, or during Spring Break, as these were not scheduled school days for students. Further plans are being put together to continue to ensure kids who need meals get meals if the shutdown continues beyond Spring Break.
Our ESE Advisory meeting 3/18/20 at Piper High is canceled. We'd had presentations lined up on 1) Extended School Year (for kids w/disabilities who require continued education over the summer) 2) BCPS Anti-Bullying Policy and 3) Florida Inclusion Network's Peers as Partners in Learning elective curriculum, plus other reports, discussion, and votes. We are looking into the best alternative options for poss sharing some of that info via other means so stay tuned. Coronavirus updates and announcements from BCPS will be posted at www.browardschools.com/coronavirus among other platforms. There is also a link on there for registering your child if you are keeping them off school to self-isolate. A tip: you would be well advised to ensure that you are familiar with your child's IEP accommodations. BCPS will be informing you of the learning tools in place for students to continue their education at home, so depending on what accommodations your child has, ensuring that you know what they are NOW is important. If you do not have a copy of your IEP, it can be accessed via EdPLan Connect or obtained from your school on request. https://www.browardschools.com/cms/lib
ESE ADVISORY SUBCOMMITTEES
The ESE Advisory currently has 4 subcommittees created by parent volunteers.
ACE - Autism Committee of ESE Advisory Council,
Down Syndrome Committee of Broward ESE Advisory Council,
Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities Committee, and Dyslexia/Specific Learning Disabilities.
If you are interested in starting a subcommittee send an email to
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE ADVISORY SUBCOMMITTEES AND
THEIR MEETING SCHEDULES CLICK ON THEIR PAGE OR FIND IT IN OUR MENU.
When people ask,
"WHAT DO YOU DO?"
"WHATEVER IT TAKES."
ESE ADVISORY EXECUTIVE BOARD
CARMEN BADILLO RODRIGUEZ