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Special Education Plan Feedback 

Grand Erie is committed to providing all students with the best education possible to help them succeed. 

Every year, a report is compiled on the staff, programs, services and helping organizations from outside the school system, and how we will all work together to provide services for students with special needs. This report is called the Special Education Plan. 

A key part of this report is getting feedback from parents about any and all parts of the Plan. We invite families, communities, and partners interested in Special Education to provide feedback on its Special Education Plan. 

We invite you to click the link below, check out sections of the plan that interest you, and provide comments if you wish.

Complete the survey by April 10, 2017.

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Read the Special Education Plan



Access the surv​ey here ​​
 

The Special Education Plan outlines the following areas: 
  • Consultation Process 
  • General Model for Special Education Roles and Responsibilities 
  • Early Identification Procedures and Intervention Strategies 
  • The IPRC Process and Appeals 
  • Educational and Other Assessments 
  • Specialized Health Support Services in School Settings 
  • Categories and Definitions of Exceptionalities 
  • Special Education Placements Provided by the Board 
  • Individual Education Plans 
  • Provincial and Demonstration Schools in Ontario 
  • Special Education Staff 
  • Staff Development 
  • Equipment 
  • Accessibility of School Buildings 
  • Transportation 
  • Special Education Advisory Committee 
  • Coordination of Services with other Ministries/Agencies 

Thank you for your feedback! ​

Special Education

All children have individual learning needs, but some children have exceptional learning needs. And to reach their learning potential, they may need additional resources.

Physical devices and supports for accessible learning, support devices delivered in the school to better accommodate learning, changes to the curriculum, and a change in learning environments and classroom settings are some of the many resources available certain students.

It is the policy of the Grand Erie District School Board that special education services within the Board are guided by the following principles:

1. Public education is group education.

2. The diversity of our student population is valued and informs program and delivery.

3. Fostering an inclusive culture in schools is paramount.

4. Educational resources are allocated to reach educational goals.

5. Resources are organized to support the classroom teacher.

6. The classroom teacher is the greatest resource in the education system.

7. Placement options are guided by least restrictive/most enabling environments for learning.

Special Education Resources:

*The Parent's Guide to Special Education outlines the Identification, Placement and Resource Committee (IPRC) process.  The document represents a summary of information, provided in Ontario Regulation 181/98, and should be read in conjunction with this Regulation. If any discrepancy exists between this document and the Regulation, the information in Regulation 181/98 applies.




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