Special Education Plan

Statement of Beliefs

The Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board is committed to the principle that the integration of exceptional pupils should be the norm, provided the placement meets the pupil's needs and is consistent with parents' wishes.

In our Catholic schools the uniqueness of every student is celebrated. We recognize each child's dignity and value within the family, the church, the community and the school. The goal of purposeful integration of all students with adequate supports will ensure that each child's needs are met and assist the child to participate fully in the life of the school.

Integration of all exceptional students requires flexibility on the part of schools and parents, as well as partnerships with community agencies providing expertise and personnel. Integrated programs must be supported through adequate training and funding for facilities and equipment, and require evaluation to ensure that expectations are being achieved in the best interests of all students.

Students have needs in a variety of domains: spiritual, social, emotional, cognitive-academic, and physical. To achieve the highest quality of education for all students, each student's strengths and needs must be evaluated individually.

The Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board acknowledges the need for a full range of placement options to meet these varying needs of students. These placement options include placement in a regular classroom with resource support, specialized classes, purchase of service and referral to provincial schools.

Download: Special Education Plan