Legislation and Regulations
The Education Act and its regulations address the identification or placement of students with exceptional learning needs:
Regulation 181/98: Identification and Placement of Exceptional Pupils
Governs the identification and placement of exceptional pupils, IPRC reviews, appeal procedures, and the role of parent(s)/guardian(s) in these processes.
See also: Highlights of Regulation 181/98
Regulation 306: Special Education Programs and Services
Defines the requirement for each school board to maintain a special education plan for the delivery of special education programs and services, and sets out the authority for the Minister of Education to require a school board to amend its plan if necessary.
- Regulation 464/97: Special Education Advisory Committees
Sets out requirements for school board Special Education Advisory Committees (SEACs), such as their role, membership, and scope of activities.
The Statutory Powers Procedures Act provides a general framework for the conduct of hearings before all Ontario’s administrative tribunals.