Last night, parents and teachers got the chance to meet members of the Learning Support division as well as discuss their children’s needs and how to improve Exceptional Student Education services.
The free Meet and Greet event was held in the cafeteria of Tenoroc High in Lakeland.
“Meet & Greet sessions are a way to introduce ourselves to parents, teachers, and others in a casual setting,” said Dr. Kimberly Steinke, assistant superintendent of learning support. “The wide range of resources available to ESE students and how to tap into them can be complex. We want to work with parents and teachers so students get the help they need. We all want these students to succeed in school and in their lives beyond the classroom.”
Steinke provided an overview of the department’s major responsibilities. You can view the presentation here.
Attendees were able to speak with key staff members, ask questions, and offer feedback and suggestions.
There are more than 18,000 students enrolled in Polk County Public Schools who participate in ESE programs. These students include children with various disabilities and gifted learners.