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Board Meetings
Report


January 20, 2009

SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE (SEAC)

Information:
The Board’s Special Education Advisory Committee met on December 8, 2008 at the Administration Center, Chesley

Members:
Trudy Baran, Chair
Bill Rich
Phil Dodd
Karen Nunn, Vice-Chair
Annemarie Payette (R)
Sandy Ribey
Corinne Wolsey (R)
Andy Swan (R)
Marilyn McComb (R)
Rick Galbraith (R)
Autumn Hachey (R)
Alexandra Nickels (R)
Lori Wilder
Janice Greenwood
Carolynn Dyer
Darlene Thomson
Guests:
Jackie Ralph
Leslie Hastie
Associations:
Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Assoc.
Parent-at-Large
Keystone Child, Youth and Family Services
Grey-Bruce Community Care Access Centre
The Environmental Hypersensitivity Association of Ontario
Ontario Brain Injury Assoc.
Bluewater Council of Home & School Assoc.
Community Living Kincardine & District
Trustee
Trustee
Student Senator
Student Senator
Superintendent of Student Services
Principal of Student Services
Vice-Principal of Student Services
Executive Assistant (Recorder)

Canadian Mental Health Association – Grey & Bruce
Psychological Associate
Alternates:
Alex Baran

Dennis Boyle (R)
Sheila Dowler (R)

Annemarie Payette (R)





The following items were presented:
Updates:
•     In partnership with Keystone, Dr. Brenda McLister will be contracted to do some psychological assessment for students involved in the WRAP program.
•     At the end of November, we submitted our Special Incident Portion (SIP) and estimates for our Specialized Equipment Amount (SEA) claims to the Ministry.
•     The Let’s Learn 2007 Kindergarten Registration Annual Report was distributed.
•     The Section 23 class at Bluewater Children’s Services (Pine Hill) will be moving in January to G.C. Huston Public School.  Keystone will be the agency partner.
•     “Learning for All” document has a potential release date of May 2009.
•     PD Day in April has an “Education for All” focus and that SEAC members are welcome to attend any of the sessions.
Agenda Items:

Jackie Ralph, Canadian Mental Health Association – Grey & Bruce gave a power point presentation of the year end report.  Diverse subject matter is available for presentation in the form of puppet plays.  Presentations are free.  
Reaching Every Student, Energizing Ontario Education” Resource guide was distributed..
The Ontario Psychological Association Resource Book was distributed.   The resource guide gives a summary and overview of what happened in school boards across the province during the OPA Project.  


Submitted to:
Bluewater District School Board
January 20, 2009                


For further information please contact
Lori Wilder, Superintendent of Student Services
Marilyn McComb, Trustee
Rick Galbraith, Trustee

                                


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