Special Education Advisory Committee
2014-2015 School Year
- Superintendent of Business Bob Kaye attended the SEAC meeting to share information about the Special Education Budget for 2015-2016.
- The SEAC schedule for the 2015-2016 school year was approved by the committee.
- Superintendent Kevin Cutler and District Principal Katherine MacIver shared updates on the following initiatives in Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB):
- Data regarding students with Special Needs (categories of exceptionalities etcetera).
- Community Hubs/ Situation Tables that are being developed in CKL/Haliburton.
- Special Needs Strategy Progress (CPS & IDRS Projects in both areas of the Board).
- Special Education Plan for 2015-2016.
- The SEAC page on the TLDSB website is now posted and will be updated regularly.
- Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) Pyschoeducational Consultant, Tara McAlpine shared a presentation with SEAC on the Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CaPS) Initiative occurring in TLDSB. CaPS works on the premise of Kids do well if they can. Working with Dr. Ross Greene, TLDSB staff, and community partners are working toward becoming proficiency trainers in CaPS and Plan B conversations to support students in collaborative problem solving. More information can be found on Dr. Greene’s site http://www.livesinthebalance.org.
- SEAC Members J. Balfour, L. Burgess, Trustee Representative D. Morrison and Superintendent K. Cutler provided SEAC with an update on the MACSE SEAC conference they attended on behalf of TLDSB SEAC on May 2, 2015.
- Superintendent Cutler & District Principal MacIver provided the following updates to SEAC:
- The fifth Annual TLDSB Power to Change Camp, run in partnership with Me to We, is occurring from May 7 to 9, 2015. The camp provides leadership opportunities for students who may struggle with relational aggression.
- Friday May 8, 2015 is our fourth Annual GSA conference. Over 80 students will be in attendance.
- Special Education Resource Teachers from across the Board met to discuss customer service and supporting students with special needs in April 2015.
- TLDSB is undertaking it’s annual review of the Special Education Plan with a focus on Section 10- Categories of Exceptionalities. SEAC will be given the opportunity to provide input on changes.
- The Communications Department has been working on the SEAC website; SEAC had an opportunity to provide input. The website will be ready to be launched this spring.