Alberta Government school re-entry plan supports inclusive education

Alberta Government’s School Re-Entry Plan Supports Inclusive Education

August 7, 2020

Inclusion Alberta is very pleased to see that our Province’s School Re-Entry Plan emphasizes inclusive education and the provision of needed supports to ensure success in the classroom and “all aspects of school life.”

The following is directly quoted from the Re-Entry Plan:

“The Standards for Special Education define an inclusive education as one where a student with disabilities or who require specialized supports and services is included in regular classrooms and neighbourhood schools as the first placement option. As multiple scenarios are developed for the upcoming school year during the global pandemic, there must be consideration and planning at each and every level for the inclusion of students with disabilities and the impact and potentially unique supports that will be required to ensure their success and full participation in all aspects of school life.“

This is important information for parents to be aware of and to bring to the attention to school authorities when their choice for an inclusive education is being challenged or denied on the basis of school finances or resources.

The full plan can be found at Alberta 2020 – 2021 School Re-Entry Plan