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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Consultation on OCDSB Policy on Special Education Programs and Services

The OCDSB is revising its policy on special education. See below for details:
The Ottawa-Carleton Board of Education has scheduled two focus group discussions to be held on October 19, 2011 to seek public input: one from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and the other from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The sessions will be held in the cafeteria of the Confederation Education Centre, 1645 Woodroffe Avenue, in Nepean.

The purpose of this consultation is twofold: to~request input regarding possible changes to Policy P.096.SES Special Education Programs and Services and to request input on other issues affecting the delivery of special education programs and services.

Information is posted on the district’s website regarding our process. The website information is shown below for your information.~
The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) is in the process of revising its existing Special Education policy. The committee coordinating the policy review is committed to developing a policy which promotes and protects educational practices which support the unique learning needs of students with exceptionalities. The review will also help to align the policy with provincial directives.

The public is invited to provide input on the draft revised policy~word.jpg. Specifically, the OCDSB is seeking input regarding areas in which it is believed that policy needs to be changed, or new policy statements need to be developed.~ Subsequent to the development of a draft policy, the public will be invited to comment on that draft prior to its presentation to Board for approval.
Please consider the following questions when submitting your input:
  • What do you like about the policy?
  • What do you not like about the policy?
  • What is missing in the policy?
  • If you have identified a problem, can you suggest any solutions?
If you wish to provide input please send your comments to the following email address: PolicyOnSpecialEducation@ocdsb.ca until October 21, 2011.
Relevant input received will be published on the website.~ If you do not wish to be identified on the web-site please indicate that in your email.
To find out more~visit the OCDSB Policy Reviews webpage and read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
If you plan to attend one of the focus groups, please RSVP to lorraine.smith-champagne@ocdsb.ca or call 613-596-8254.