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Parent Guide



The District School Board of Niagara (DSBN) is committed to ensuring the most enabling learning environment for each student and to provide a spectrum of services based on student needs. A student’s needs can usually be met within the regular classroom program. Accommodations and/or modifications may be required to facilitate learning for some students. As well, some students may have complex learning needs which can best be met by placement in a specialized program or class.

Regulation 181/98 is the provincial legislation which determines special education
operating procedures in Ontario. The practices and procedures of the District School
Board of Niagara reflect the intent of this legislation.

The purpose of this Parents’ Guide is to provide you with information about Special
Education Services in the DSBN. This includes information about how student needs are met, the Individual Education Plan (IEP) and the Identification, Placement and Review Committee (IPRC) procedures.

If, after reading this Guide, you require more information, please see the list of
contacts enclosed in the document.

We encourage and welcome your active involvement in partnership with our efforts
to meet the educational needs of your child.

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