This survey is for parents and guardians of students with disabilities and/or complex learners in the British Columbia education system. It is intended to document exclusions of students and to encourage the province and school districts to track and examine their own data on exclusions, in order to find the best solutions to this global issue.
The data collected in this new survey will start on September 5th, 2019 and go through the 2019/2020 school year. The questions remain the same, so that we can more effectively compare data year over year.
For a direct link to this year’s survey, click here – or fill it out below!
Exclusion of students with special needs and/or disabilities is a notable problem in BC K-12 schools. *Exclusion often is, under the School Act, actually a suspension and the rules that govern this should be laid out in School Board policy in for each District.
Some aspects of this issue were addressed and documented in 2018 in a survey conducted by BCCPAC. See the results of this survey here:
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