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Transporting ESE Students

Welcome to ESE Transportation

Students with disabilities may require access to their educational services through specialized transportation. A need for assistance may occur to and from school or as a student travels from one part of a school campus to another. In some cases specialized equipment may become necessary(such as special or adapted buses, lifts, climate controlled buses, and ramps). For some students behavioral support may be indicated. These services are determined through the IEP committee. Our goal is to assist school personnel, families, transportation staff and students with the following:

  • Disseminating current information from federal, state and local sources which may impact services to students with disabilities
  • Training to ensure proper documentation and implementation of accommodations to students with disabilities
  • Providing solutions to resolve problems
  • Facilitating safe transportation through collaboration


Sites of Interest

Other Sites That May Be of Interest


Disclaimer: The Okeechobee County School Board is not responsible for the content on remote sites.


Florida Department of Education - Florida Department of Education home page with "Hot Links" to DOE Services, Office Directory, State Board of Education Rules, and other Information.

Florida Association for Pupil Transporation (FAPT) - The pupil transportation organization for the state of Florida. Information about safety, transportation resources and events related to Florida public school transportation.

Florida Informational Resources Network (FIRN) - Contains "Hot Links" to information such as Exceptional Student Education in Florida, DOE Employee Phone Directory, Charter Schools, Legislative Issues, Fl Statutes, Fl State Board of Education Rules and many others.

Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) - Based at the University of South Florida, CUTR provides transportation research to the various state and local agencies.

Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE) - Similar to CUTR (above), ITRE is based at North Carolina State University.

School Transportation News - Home of School Transportation News, a bi-monthly publication dealing with issues specific to school transportation.

School Bus Fleet - Web site for School Bus Fleet magazine, dealing with issues involving school transportation and school bus maintenance.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) - Interpretations of standards and statutes administered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Includes a section on proposed new rules for school bus safety.