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Administrative Procedure 213: Inclusive Education

Palliser School Division supports educating students with special supports and service needs in their regular classrooms in neighborhood schools as the first placement option, in consultation with students, parents/guardians and school staff. Further, students’ education programs will be based on the individual program plan designed to meet the educational needs of identified exceptional students. 

To support a coordinated service delivery model, Palliser School Division will work together with members of the community, including specialized support professionals from community partner agencies, to meet the unique needs of children and students to ensure they receive the services they need. 

The division will provide appropriate programs and services to meet the diverse and unique needs of exceptional students who are residents of the division, subject to the following procedures.

  1. Each student’s programming needs shall be met based on Alberta Education’s document Standards for Special Education, amended June 2004, and the Education Act.
  2. The principal shall advise parents of their right to appeal decisions affecting the education of their children (i.e., Policy 8 – Appeals and Hearings Regarding Student Matters, and the Education Act).

Education Act
Guide to Education ECS to Grade 12
Standards for Special Education
Cross-Reference: Policy 8 – Appeals and Hearings Regarding Student Matters