ESE Policy & Procedures

The mission of the ESE Policy & Procedures department is to ensure that all entities within the Orange County Public Schools comply with local policies, state and federal law for students with disabilities and potential SWD.

The district’s Exceptional Student Education department is responsible for implementing the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act – I.D.E.A., Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act regarding students with disabilities - SWD. The overarching mandate for public education is the No Child Left Behind Act – NCLB and the department strives to provide a free appropriate public education for all students.

In carrying out the mission, the ESE Procedures staff works with school staff, administrative staff, charter school staff, community stakeholders, and the Florida Department of Education’s Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services.

The department provides districtwide support in the following areas:

  • Compliance and Monitoring Support

  • Dispute Resolution

  • Special Programs and Procedures

Click the individual links for each of these areas to the left of this page for further information.

Contact Info

407-317-3200 x2003279

Tajuana Lee-Wenze

Senior Director
[email protected]


Helpful Resources 

Parent Resource Guide Brochure