Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Meeting Minutes and CAPSC Update

The minutes from the February 22nd MTSC and MTSPA meetings are now available for your reading enjoyment.  In addition, I received an email from Madeleine Baerg at CAPSC with the following information:

CBE students are going to be affected by Alberta Education’s decision to remove coding (the designations that identify and provide supports to students with special needs) starting in the Fall of 2010.  Obviously, the students who are currently coded will be impacted by this decision.  However, the distribution of funding and the supports available in individual classrooms may change significantly – thereby impacting all students.

On Wednesday, April 21st, CAPSC will be hosting a panel discussion on special education.  The guests who are coming are influential decision makers with Alberta Education and the CBE:

-          Sydney Smith, CBE’s Director of Special Education
-          Kathryn Burke, Executive Director of the Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta
-          Dianne McConnell, Alberta Education’s Director of Special Education
-          Anne Davidson, Project Manager for Alberta Education’s “Setting the Direction for Special Education in Alberta” initiative

This event is free to attend and all are invited.  The panel discussion will take place Wednesday, April 21st, 2010, from 7:00-9:00 pm in the library (second floor) at AE Cross Junior High School in SW Calgary.

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