Meeting #:
CEC Large Committee Meeting Room ( 2nd Floor)
80 Sheppard Ave East, Toronto, ON, M2N 6E8

Inquiries from Tyler Munro:

Total enrolment in each type of advanced program and the number of Individualized Education Program (IEP) students enrolled in these programs which include and are not limited to Arts programs, Advanced programs, Cardinal Carter, French Immersion, French Extended, International Baccalaureate, International Language, Geography, English, Mathematics and Science (GEMS), School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management (SMHM), St. Michael’s Choir and Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM).

Is there a policy or legislation that requires the IEP be created or updated in a specified timeframe for IEPs that are recommended outside the Identification, Placement and Review Committee (IPRC) process or IEPs that need to be updated from a school meeting for other reasons?

Does the “Corporate” envelope for legal expenses cover the cost when parents of Special Needs students take legal action against the Board?

a. If yes, what portion of the Corporate legal expenses was related to students with Special Needs?

b. Does this amount cover the legal staff’s time, expenses and outside counsel involved or also settlement amounts paid (if any)?

c. What is the root cause(s) of this increase in expenditure and what are staff doing to address the root cause(s)?

Do we need to review the legislation with a focus on the nomination process with respect to Regulation 464/97 Special Education Advisory Committee? What is a “local association”?

I would like SEAC’s support in asking the Board to support increasing the number of Principals who are experienced with Students with Special Needs and to have a new focus towards supporting the Board’s Mission Statement to be more inclusive with Special Needs Students in regular classes.