15 Feb. 2017
Special Education Philosophy Statement
The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board is entrusted with the responsibility of providing the best possible learning environment for eachstudent through the co-operative efforts of the school, the home, the community, and the Board within its resources.
Special education should be seen as an integral part of the total school program. The placement goal for all exceptional students is to keep them as close to the regular classroom programs as possible with appropriate special education programs and services in place when/where deemed necessary. The ultimate goalwill be inclusionin the regular classroom, with withdrawal of students to develop specific skills necessary for meaningful inclusion and specialized support to meet the goals of the IEP.
The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board is committed to the integration of exceptional pupils within their neighbourhood schools. The basic premise is that all teachers share responsibility to meet the needs of identified or non-identified students. The goal of special education support services is to provide appropriate resource and program support to all teachers so that as many of these students as possible remain in regular classes for program delivery. The service utilized will be contingent upon the needs of the student(s), as recognized by an In-School Team, Case Conference and/or the appropriate Identification Placement Review Committee.