Student Services origins have been traced back to Athenian education and universities in the Middle Ages, but is largely an American phenomenon. The idea of providing services and support to students is not developed from theory down, but came from the grass roots – the students themselves, who identified needs and found adults who were willing to help them meet their needs. These founding adults were, in the purest sense, providing the services the students identified as needed for them to succeed in their endeavors in pursuit of their dreams for their future. The Student Services workers have taken many paths and have been identified by many titles. The one thing through the ages that has remained consistent is the responsibility to deal with young men and women and help them develop to their potential. Taylor County Student Services remains true to the historical intent of student services. This website is designed to give you an overview of the Student Services Department of Taylor County Schools and provide links to agencies, services, and information that may be of value in providing for the needs of students in Taylor County.
Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and then it was signed into law on December 10, 2015, amending the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. ESSA increases state authority on standards, assessments and interventions, and adds specific restrictions to the United States Secretary of Education involvement in state decisions. To stay abreast of the changes in education that are related to ESSA, please check the following link:http://www.fldoe.org/academics/essa.stml
Contact Information for the District Exceptional Student Education Office, located in the Wentworth Administrative Complex.
318 North Clark Street, Perry, FL 32347 Phone: 850-838-2536 Fax: 850-838-2537