Welcome to the Special Education section of our Board’s website. Here you will find information including programs, opportunities, resources and contacts.
Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)
Special Education Advisory Committee
The Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) reports to the school board and makes recommendations to the board regarding special education programs and services.
All SEAC memberships must include Trustees and Local Association representatives. The term for SEAC members is the same as the term for elected Trustees which lasts four years. The SEAC membership is appointed by the newly elected Trustees.
SEAC meetings are attended by the supervisory officer responsible for special education. In addition, additional staff attend SEAC on a regular basis as a resource to the committee.
What is the Role of SEAC?
- Provide important advice on special education services to school boards
- Make recommendations to the board regarding the development and delivery of special education services
- Participate in the review of the board’s annual Special Education Plan
- Review the financial statements of the board as they reflect Special Education funding
When Does SEAC Meet?
SEAC meets on a monthly basis. The meetings are held at the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board, 322 Fairview Drive in Brantford and are open to the public.
The images below link to information regarding the various programs offered by the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board Special Education Department.
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Special Education Plan
In accordance with Regulation 306, each school board is required to prepare and approve a report on the special education programs and special education services provided by the board and submit to the Ministry of Education. Additionally, each board is required to maintain a special education plan, to review it annually, to amend it from time to time to meet the current needs of its exceptional students, and to submit any amendments to the Minister for review.
One of the purposes of a school board’s special education plan is to inform the Ministry of Education and the public about special education programs and services that are provided by the board in accordance with legislation and ministry policy on special education.
Each year, the Ministry of Education reviews the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board Special Education Plan and our plan is in compliance with the standards required for School Board’s Special Education Plans. The plan is developed in consultation with various partners (i.e. Special Education Advisory Committee, community organizations, members of parent councils) and we encourage you to review the plan and provide any feedback to the Superintendent of Education, Special Education Services.