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Volusia County Schools
Exceptional Student Education
VCS ESE Intranet (staff)
Individual Educational Plan (IEP) Compliance
ESE Programs and Services
Volusia Adaptive Assistive Technology Team (VAATT)
Service Animal Guidelines
Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System (FDLRS)
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Florida Parental Information and Resource Center at the University of South Florida
The Florida Parental Information and Resource Center at the University of South Florida (Florida PIRC at USF) is a federally funded project of the US Department of Education which began in October, 2006. Their office is located on Fletcher Avenue in Tampa. The Florida PIRC at USF provides training and technical assistance to schools and districts on ways to effectively involve parents in their children’s education in order for all students to achieve at the highest academic level. The Florida PIRC at USF also helps schools and districts meet the requirements for parent involvement of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB), Title I legislation. The Florida PIRC at USF especially seeks to support families of children who may be educationally disadvantaged because of economic factors, differences in language, or learning challenges. Significant emphasis also is given to supporting early childhood parent education, recognizing that a solid foundation for learning is best established in the early years.
What can the Florida PIRC at USF do for you and your child’s school?
1. Provide training, information, and services that strengthen the relationship between parents, schools, and early childhood programs
2. Coordinate, collaborate, and network to increase parent involvement for academic achievement by increasing understanding and best use of state and federal systems and safeguards
3. Develop and support research‐based parent involvement practices that improve student achievement.
More information about the Florida Parental Information and Resource Center at the University.