At the October Board meeting a motion was passed to direct staff “to undertake an operational review of the process for identification, needs assessment (including the use of tiered interventions as support for all students, and as identification and placement evidence) and placement for all exceptionalities”.
It also directed staff to provide a report “to Board no later than February 2019 with a proposed outline and timeline for the operational review”.
I believe this will be one of the signature efforts of the new board. I will be advocating for a good analysis of the Individual Education Plan (IEP) process and the implementation of Tiered Intervention as part of the Operational Review. Trustee colleagues and I will hold a joint zone meeting on the evening of January 10, with a focus on parents' experiences with navigating and getting services for their children. The stories we hear there will help us identify areas the Special Education operational review needs to look at.