The Education Act provides the framework for the provision of special education programs and services for pupils. It also gives us the overall framework for the identification and placement of exceptional pupils.
The key sections that SEAC members need to know about include the following:
- The definition of exceptional pupil, special education program and special education services
- The government’s commitment that all exceptional children in the province have appropriate special education programs and services available to them and a description of how that program or service will be made by the Board
- The right of parents and guardians to appeal an identification and/or placement if they don’t believe it appropriate and the right to have information made readily available to them on the mechanisms for filing an appeal.