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School District 5
Southeast Kootenay
Learning Services


Inclusion for ALL learners

Our goal is to support the educational development of all students, including those with special needs.  Enabling all students to achieve the goals of academic, social and career development is a responsibility shared by schools, families and the community. 

We strive to follow the inclusive model by enrolling students with special needs in the regular classroom, provided the needs of all students can be met in a safe, effective learning environment.  Students with special needs are supported in the regular classroom by a school team, which will include the classroom teacher, Student Services Teacher and the School Principal.  It also may include an Education Assistant and other support services listed below.

To best meet the education goals that we have for our students, referrals regarding student’s learning difficulties are provided to a School Based Team.  The needs of the student are best met through a collaborative approach where students and parents have the right to be, and should be, involved in the decision-making process and education of their children.  The School Based Team will endeavor to:

    • identify appropriate programs and learning environments
    • generate strategies, support systems
    • develop an IEP (Individual Education Plan)
    • implement the plan to help the child.