Purpose of the Standard

To provide details of the operation of the board's SEAC to the ministry and to give members of the public information to which they are entitled

Requirements of the Standard

The board's special education plan must provide the following information concerning its SEAC:

  • names and affiliation of members
  • meeting times and locations
  • a contact address, telephone number, and/or e-mail address for each member
  • procedures for selecting members
  • where applicable, a note that a board has membership to represent the interests of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students

The plan must provide a description of ways in which the board's SEAC fulfilled its roles and responsibilities during the school year in which the plan was developed. This description should include information on the documentation that has been provided to the SEAC to enable it to fulfil its responsibilities. The roles and responsibilities of the SEAC are as follows:

  • making recommendations to the board with respect to any matter affecting the establishment, development, and delivery of special education programs and services for exceptional students within the board
  • participating in the board's annual review of its special education plan
  • participating in the development of the board's annual budget for special education
  • reviewing the financial statements of the board as they relate to special education

The plan must also include a description of ways in which parents and other members of the public can make their views known to the SEAC.

Compliance with the Standard

The ministry will review the school board's special education plan to ensure that it includes the information listed above and that it is consistent with Regulation 464/97.