The Education Act (1997) provides guidance to parents and caregivers if they disagree with a decision made by boards of education/schools. When this happens, parents/guardians can access a review process. Sections 178.1(1) – 178.1(6) of The Education Act outline how parents can approach disagreements about their child’s educational program. Here’s the process:
If a parent disagrees with a decision of the board of education about the results of their child’s assessment, about a lack of assessment, or about the services provided to their child, they should ask the principal to review the issue.
If you disagree, there is a process you can follow. Involving an independent third party can be a helpful option. Use it if you need it!
Want to know more about becoming an advocate for your child? We encourage all of you to follow along and join us for our one of our workshops. Our next stop will be in Weyburn on May 15th, 2018.
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About Elaine Caswell
At Elaine’s core, she is a teacher. Throughout her diverse roles as a classroom teacher, school principal, guidance counselor, superintendent, Director of Education and Director of Children’s Services at the Ministry of Education, Elaine has taught, mentored, built strong relationships with families and facilitated individual, group and systemic change.
About Louise Burridge
Louise is an occupational therapist. As one of the first occupational therapists to work in Saskatchewan schools, Louise has worked with numerous families to foster growth and development, facilitate accessibility and support inclusive education. Louise has continued this work as a Student Services Coordinator, at the Ministry of Education, and Director of Professional Practice with the Saskatchewan Society of Occupational Therapists. She now owns and operates OuTcomes Therapy in Regina.