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Welcome to the Exceptional Student Education Department

ESE Department of Madison District Schools will submit the following applications to the Florida Department of Education for the Fiscal Year 2017-18

IDEA B-Entitlement Grant -$754,095.00

IDEA PreK Entitlement Grant - $54,814.00

If you wish to provide parental input in the development of this grant, please contact

Lori Newman, Coordinator of ESE at 850-973-1562.

Once these grants are approved by the Department of Education they will be placed on the agenda for Madison County School Board Approval. Expected date of award will be in July 2017.

McKay Scholarship Notification

The McKay Scholarship Program

This program was created to provide educational options to parents of students with disabilities. Currently, more than 30,000 Florida students are participating in this program.


By participating in the McKay Scholarship Program, your student may be able to attend a different public school in your district, attend a public school in an adjacent district or receive a scholarship to attend a participating private school.


To be eligible for the McKay Scholarship Program, a student must apply for the program prior to withdrawing from public school. The student must have an Individual Education Plan (IEP), or 504 Accommodation Plan issued under section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (with duration of more than six months).

To find out if your student is eligible, you may apply for the McKay Scholarship Program on the School Choice website at   Select the McKay Scholarships link, then Parents, and then the link titled Apply for a McKay  Scholarship.