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Exceptional Student Education

Parent Services

The Hernando County School Board believes that positive parent/family involvement is essential to student achievement and thus encourages involvement in each school's educational planning and operations.  The Exceptional Student Education Department currently has a full-time Parent Liaisons.  Whose roles include, but not limited to:

  • Meet as an Advisory Council four times a year
  • Develop and disseminate a quarterly newsletter
  • Provide outreach services to parents and staff to equip them with available opportunities, information and/or support
  • Partnership with local community agencies and support groups
  • Provide staff development and parent training opportunities such as: 
    • Creating Family Friendly Schools
    • Effective Parent/Teacher Conferences
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Collaborative Communication & Active Parenting Now/Teens
  • Provide all new families with children with disabilities an Exceptional Student Support Services information packet
  • Review data collected by the statewide parent survey to complete a needs assessment (basis for action from feedback)
  • Development/collaboration of special events and/or activities for parents and staff
  • Provide "We're More Alike Than Different" trainings district-wide,  as well as participating with Disability Mentoring  Day
  • Provide telephone support
  • Update and maintain the ESSS/FDLRS lending library
  • Attend FDLRS Child Find screenings to meet parents of children ages 3-5 who may have disabilities and to share resources
  • Attend Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings upon request of parent or school
  • Other assistance as requested