Exceptional Student Education

Exceptional Student Education (ESE)

Mission Statement


With the support of a committed alliance of families, schools, and the community, the mission of Exceptional Student Education is to provide students the opportunities, environments, and resources necessary for individual success and achievement of their full potential to become productive and participating members of society.


FLDOE Scholarships

The FLDOE Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities provides scholarships for eligible students with disabilities to attend an eligible public of private school of their choice.  

FLDOE Family Empowerment Scholarship (SES) Information 23-24

El Programa de La Beca de Empoderamiento Familiar (SES) 23-24 


Contact Information
Kathy Gonsalves, Director of Exceptional Student Education and Pre-Kindergarten Services

gonsaka@bay.k12.fl.us, 850-767-4164





1311 Balboa Avenue
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 767-4100
William V Husfelt III
Superintendent, Bay District Schools
Office of the Superintendent
Holly Buchanan
Employment and Income Verification Equity Coordinator
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