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Exceptional Student Education Department





The ESE Department works diligently to provide a free and appropriate public education to students with disabilities in the least restrictive learning environment.


Our Vision:

The Exceptional Student Education Division of the School District of DeSoto strives to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities, in partnerships with families and our community, in order to ensure student success in a global society.

Our Mission:

To consistently provide collaborative, child centered teams, consisting of knowledgeable staff, families, agencies, and other professionals to promote maximum student success.

Thank you for visiting our site, please browse the links beneath ESE Division in the left-hand margin of the page to find more information. 

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It is not the intent of The School District of DeSoto County for any of our publicly presented information to be inaccessible for any user. Please view our site map at the base of this page for a full outline of our actively linked pages. If you have difficulty accessing any portion of this site, or those in association with any of our schools, please contact our web administrator at with a description of the file, link or page you are attempting to access. 

For information on filing any grievance with this office regarding website accessibility, please follow this link and complete the accompanying procedures: 

Please note, all messages of this nature should be addressed to the attention of Superintendent Adrian H. Cline.