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Welcome to the Charter Schools Services Website!

The Charter School Support office is located in the school board's  Fort Gatlin complex.  The address is 3909 S. Summerlin Ave., Orlando, FL 32805.  Phone Number 407 317-3501

Charter schools are public schools of choice. They are very popular—and among the fastest growing school choice options in Florida. Charter schools are largely free to innovate, and often provide more effective programs and choice to diverse groups of students.

The district ESE office supports students with disabilities who attend charter schools in Orange County.  Students with disabilities and their parents retain all rights afforded them under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act – I.D.E.A.    

Charter schools that are public schools of the local educational agency - LEA, Orange County, must:

  • Serve children with disabilities attending those charter schools in the same manner as the LEA serves children with disabilities in its other schools including providing supplementary and related services on site at the charter school to the same extent to which the LEA serves its other students.

  • Ensure that educational services are provided to charter school students.

  • Provide funds to those charter schools on the same basis as the LEA provides funds to the other public schools, including proportional distribution based on relative enrollment of children with disabilities. (34 CRF 300.209) 

OCPS provides technical assistance and services to charter schools through district ESE staff.  These services include:

  • Training, child find, consultative services, expertise in compliance monitoring and documentation and dispute resolution support.

  • OCPS utilizes the services of district staffing specialists to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations who deliver on-site services at charter schools.


ESE SP&P

Exceptional Student Education Policies and Procedures (SP&P)

Orange County ESE Policies and Procedures.pdf

Contact Information



Beverly Knestrick
Director, ESE Policy


Dr. Tricia Magee
Program Specialist

For information or questions please contact:

Lloyd Mattingly
Lead School Psychologist
lloyd.mattingly@ocps.net 
407 317-3900 Ext. 2035518


or

Nancy Lynch
Program Assistant
nancy.lynch@ocps.net
407.317.3501