School boards view every child as unique and aim to provide an educational setting that nurtures this uniqueness and enables each student to maximize his/her intellectual, physical, emotional, social, and spiritual potential. School boards are committed to the principle that the most desirable placement for children is in a regular classroom with appropriate special education services. For those students whose needs cannot be met in a regular class setting, more intensive special education services are provided. School boards provide the following range of programs based on the student’s needs:
A special education program is defined in the Education Act (note linked here “The Education Act requires that school boards provide special education programs and services for their exceptional students.) as an educational program
The Education Act defines an exceptional student as “a pupil whose behavioural, communicational, intellectual, physical or multiple exceptionalities are such that he or she is considered to need placement in a special education program…”. Students are identified according to the categories and definitions of exceptionalities provided by the Ministry of Education and Training. These categories and definitions are available upon request from the school administrator.
Regulation 181/98 of the Education Act requires that all school boards set up an Identification, Placement and Review Committee (IPRC). The IPRC will
An Individual Education Plan or IEP must contain