IPRC process

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IPRC process by Mind Map: IPRC process

1. identify each student that nedds special education

1.1. Your child will be identified with one or more categories: exceptional behaviour > exceptional communication > exceptional intellectual > exceptional physical > exceptional multiple

2. place a student in a program that will help them succedd

2.1. your child will have the following placement options: > regular class, with special education support > withdrawal from the regular classroom for up to half of the school day > special education contained class, grouped by exceptionality, either in the home school, or in another school of the board

2.1.1. Regular class- placed in a regular class for the entire day

2.1.2. Regular class with Resource assistance- where the student is placed in a regular class for most or all of the day and receives specialized instruction, individually or in a small group, within the regular classroom from a qualified special education teacher.

2.1.3. Special education class with partial integration- where the student is placed by the IPRC in a special education class in which the student-teacher ratio conforms to Regulation 298, section 31, for at least 50 per cent of the school day, but is integrated with a regular class for at least one instructional period daily. Regulation 298, section 31- outlines the operations of schools under the Education Act

2.1.4. A full-time special education class where the student-teacher ratio conforms to Regulation 298, section 31, for the entire school day.

2.2. a parent can refuse the placement suggested

2.3. placement arrangements can be made as soon as the consent form is signed

3. review progress

3.1. A follow-up meeting of the IPRC may be held at the parent’s request

4. Meeting

4.1. the meeting could be a minimum of 15 minutes depending on the implications

5. formal proces

5.1. principal is required to send notification of meeting 10 days prior

5.2. children who are 16 years or older may attend the meeting

5.3. if you disagree with the decision you may request in writing within 30 days

6. Ontario Regulation 181/98

6.1. protects the rights of children and their parents

6.2. outlines the options for children and parents

6.3. 1st consideration is in a regular class

7. Mediation

7.1. a cooperative dispute resolution process in which an impartial third party (the mediator) assists parents and school board personnel to achieve a solution that they jointly believe best meets the needs of the student