Tracking Incidents of Exclusion at Schools
BCEdAccess, a parent education advocacy group, recently announced that it is tracking incidents of exclusion at BC schools. The group has created an incident form for the 2018/2019 school year for parents and guardians of students with special needs. Inclusion BC is working with BCEdAccess to ensure students with special needs across BC are guaranteed their right to an education.
Exclusion of students with special needs and/or disabilities is a notable problem in BC K-12 schools. Some aspects of this issue were addressed and documented last year in a survey conducted by BCCPAC. You can view the results of the survey by clicking here.
The survey found that students with special needs and or/disabilities are being excluded from school in a variety of ways. Some of these include:
- Being asked to stay home
- Being sent home
- Being dropped off late and/or picked up early by bussing services
- Being excluded from field trips
- Being excluded from typical learning activities – sent to resource room or sensory/isolation room
To complete an Incident Report Form, please click here.