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Inclusion and Special Education

What is Our Equity Goal?

We want every student in every school to be welcomed and included within the most enabling learning environment.

We are moving in this direction by:

  • Transitioning to more inclusive classrooms by making changes to the way we deliver Special Education programs.
  • Remodeling the Home School Program (HSP).
  • Collaborating with SEAC, staff and families to improve learning, achievement and well-being for students with special education needs. 
  • Developing parent-friendly communication materials. 
  • Implementing a system-wide professional learning plan to build capacity with a goal to improve learning, achievement and well-being for students with special education.
  • Conducting ongoing training sessions for staff throughout the year. Some examples include: Identification, Placement and Review Committee (IPRC) professional learning; Student with Special Needs: Management of Risk of Injury Behaviours; Supporting Students with Autism in the Regular Classroom and in the Community-Based Based Resource Model (CBRM); Individualized Education Program (IEP) content and In-School Support Team (IST)/School Support Team (SST) process. 
  • Resolving parent concerns in a timely manner.

What Have We Learned?

We have listened to voices of parents and families and will continue to make changes to improve service in the area of Special Education and Section Programs.

What’s Next?

  • Continue to improve how our current Identification, Placement and Review Committee (IPRC)/Individualized Education Program (IEP) processes support our students.
  • Works more closely with parents so that practices connected to Special Education (e.g. Identification, Placement and Review Committee and Individual Education Plans) are consistent and allow for parent engagement and involvement. 

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