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Month: April 2021

Press Release – BC teachers, parents call on province to support schools with stable funding through pandemic recovery

As BC prepares to release its 2021–22 provincial budget Tuesday, teachers and parents are calling on the government to ensure public school funding is sufficient to maintain the provision of important specialized programs and services, as well as ongoing enhanced cleaning and safety measures.

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Press Release – BCEdAccess Online Rally Against Restraint and Seclusion in #bced April 15

An online rally backed by BCEdAccess Society calls for Ministry of Education and school boards to end the practice of restraint and seclusion in BC schools. The rally will be streamed April 15, from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm. Folks can get the link to the stream by joining the Facebook event::https://fb.me/e/4hxIJ2YfB.

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Statement on COVID-19 Vaccine Access for Disabled People by Dignity Denied and BCEdAccess

We understand that decisions about vaccine priority are being made, in part, based on input from advisory groups and disability organizations. However, we are aware that little data has been collected around how COVID-19 affects disabled people as a demographic. In addition, we are concerned that the quality of data that is available and being used to support these recommendations is of poor quality, and may in fact be of little value.

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