ESE Policies and Procedures SP&P
The ESE Policies and Procedures (SP&P) document is required by the Department of Education as the basis for the identification of students for special programs as well as a prerequisite for the use of state and federal funding for special education services. The School Board of Alachua County periodically adopts amendments to the document to align with changes to federal and state board rules affecting programs for exceptional students, including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the corresponding federal regulations. Also included in this document are district-adopted procedures to implement the state and federal requirements. Topics include steps for the child student teams to monitor general education interventions for targeted students and referrals for evaluation and reevaluation. The document also includes the criteria for student eligibility for each of the exceptional programs and procedures for Individual Educational Plans (IEPs), discipline of students with disabilities, state and district assessments, PreK programs, private school services to students with disabilities, and procedural safeguards. The document serves as an ongoing reference for administrators, support staff, teachers, and parents.