There are nearly 2000 students who have a disability designation in the Chilliwack school district, and many more students who are likely waiting for designation and/or assessment. This language impacts them.
This guest post was submitted by the Parent Advocacy Network for Public Education (PAN). BCEdAccess recognizes the critical role physical structures and spaces play in accessibility and inclusion for all students and we support PAN’s call to update these Standards.
Special Olympics BC has issued a challenge to all candidates in the 2020 provincial election: to end the deadly health inequality experienced by individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Across all major parties there is very little reference to disabled children, youth and adults in their election platforms. We have a wish list that we hope will be enacted by the new government and we hope you will ask your local candidates about some of these things!
This post was written in support of one of BCEdAccess’ election wish list items – Standards of Practice for Education Assistants in BC.
School trustees do important work in our education system, overseeing the delivery of K-12 public education. In your governance role, you are responsible for a large budget and a large number of employees, and for the strategic direction of the district. Ideally you’ll work as a team to represent your community, and to advocate to the province as necessary for the things your district needs to best serve students.
BCEdAccess presented Oct 9th to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services
Going to the all candidates forums in your neighborhood, or chatting with a candidate online or over coffee? Need some ideas on what to ask the trustee hopefuls? The team at BCEdAccess has put together a list you can choose from or modify as you see fit!