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My child who is not in Exceptional Student Education (ESE) is having trouble academically and/or behaviorally at school.  Where do I go for help?​

Each Volusia County School has a Problem Solving Team (PST) with the purpose of finding solutions to the academic and behavior challenges of students. Ideally, problems with academics or behavior are solved with interventions put in place designed to help the student.  Parents/guardians are important members of Problem Solving Teams and we encourage your attendance.  While educators may refer a child to the school's PST, parents/guardians are also welcome to refer their child to the school's Problem Solving Team for assistance.  To get assistance for your child through the PST, contact your child's school and ask for the name and contact information for the PST chair.

Information for Parents about VCS Problem Solving Team (PST) Process
Information for Parents about VCS Problem Solving Team (PST) Process (Spanish)
VCS PST website
VCS Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) website


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My child continues to struggle despite interventions and help from the school's Problem Solving Team.  What is the next step?​

Schools, with the input of parents/guardians, continue to problem solve to help students be successful.  If interventions are not successful, it is helpful to hold a Problem Solving Team meeting to review data and determine if interventions need to be changed and/or if a disability may be suspected under the Individuals with Disability Education Act or Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act.   During this meeting, schools may ask for the parents' /guardians' consent for an evaluation.  Parents/guardians also have the right to request an evaluation. If you request an evaluation, the district has 30 days to obtain your consent for an evaluation or provide you with a notice of right of refusal. Once consent is obtained, you will be provided with procedural safeguards.  The district has 60 days from receipt of consent to completion of the last evaluation component, excluding specified vacation days.  More information about the process can be accessed below:

Information for Parents about VCS Problem Solving Team (PST) Process
Information for Parents about VCS Problem Solving Team (PST) Process (Spanish)
Procedural Safeguards (English)
Procedural Safeguards (Spanish)
Section 504 information


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