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Board Meetings
Report


November 20, 2007

SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE (SEAC)
MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2007


Information:

The Board’s Special Education Advisory Committee met on October 22nd at the Chesley Administration Centre.

Members:
Trudy Baran, Chair
Bill Rich
Phil Dodd
Cathie Mustard (R)
Karen Nunn, Vice-Chair
Annemarie Payette (R)
Sandy Ribey
Helen Wemp
Corinne Wolsey
Marilyn McComb
Jean Sullivan (R)
Lauren Best
Ethan Lawrence
Natalka Pucan (R)
Lori Wilder
Janice Greenwood
Carolynn Dyer
Darlene Thomson
Associations:
Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Assoc.
Parent-at-Large
Keystone Child, Youth and Family Services
Easter Seal Society, Ontario
Grey-Bruce Community Care Access Centre
The Environmental Hypersensitivity Association of Ontario
Ontario Brain Injury Assoc.
Grey-Bruce Chapter for Autism Society
Bluewater Council of Home & School Assoc.
Trustee
Trustee
Student Senator/Trustee
Student Senator
First Nation Trustee
Superintendent of Student Services
Principal of Student Services
Vice-Principal of Student Services
Executive Assistant (Recorder)
Alternates:


Dennis Boyle (R)

Sheila Dowler (R)

Annemarie Payette (R)
Ruth Dakin
Pat Gruter-Larson (R)


Laura Campbell (R)





The following items were presented:
Updates:

Let’s Learn Kindergarten Registrations are taking place and will continue until the end of November.  
Ongoing planning is occurring with CCAC and our speech-language pathologists
Area Resource Teachers have held new Learning Resource Teacher (LRTs) sessions and IEP training for all LRTs.
Child and Youth Workers (CYW) will be placed by Keystone in each secondary school as an extension of WRAP.
The 4 full day sessions for positive behaviour supports training are underway.  
An Alternative Report Card has been designed to work with the IEP Engine.  
Helen Wemp mentioned that Bluewater is the only Board working with other Ministries and is one of the few Boards that have provided SEAC with training.
The Special Education Plan will continue with amendments for the next 3 years.
We have received Ministry approval for all of our Section 23 classrooms.
SEAC brochure has been distributed to the system.
 
Agenda Items:
SEAC received an overview of the CODE program for last year.  We are to receive $110,000 for the 2007-2008 school year.
PPM 140 was highlighted along with the Implementation Plan for PPM 140.  Training started last April.
Dorene Taylor gave an overview of the diabetes procedure.  There were no changes made to the procedure by SEAC.  


Recommendation:
THAT Bluewater District School Board receive the Special Education Advisory Committee Report of October 22, 2007 for information.





Submitted to:
Bluewater District School Board
November 20, 2007
For more information please contact
Lori Wilder, Superintendent of Student Services
Marilyn McComb, Trustee
Jean Sullivan, Trustee

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