Improving Rural Education — Executive Summary and Full Report
Executive Summary – Ontario School Board Compliance with Public Service Standards
School board websites were analyzed for 76 school boards in Ontario to ascertain compliance with Ontario Public Service Standards through existing policies. In addition, an Accessibility Customer Service Policy was searched as mandated by the Accessibility for...
Survey Results: Ontario School Board Compliance with Public Service Standards
View the survey results for the Ontario School Board Compliance with Public Service Standards here.
Ontario School Board Compliance with Public Service Standards
This report highlights gaps in services to the public, parents and students as they relate to the Ontario Government Common Service Standards in communication and response time for inquiries and the ease with which parents can communicate with school and school board...
Responding to Special Education Student Needs in Ontario
The Impact of Moore vs British Columbia (Education) in Ontario Special Education Case Law Arising from Litigation with School Boards. Read the report: https://horizoned.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Responding-to-Special-Education-Student-Needs-in-Ontario-2018.pdf...
Executive Summary – 2017 Special Education Complaint and Appeal Processes in Ontario in a Social Justice Context
Identifying inefficiencies, costs and effective resolution in the students’ best interest EXECUTIVE SUMMARY- 2017 Special Education Complaint and Appeal Processes in Ontario Please note the following correction: paragraph 4 on page 3 should indicate 23 school boards...
Special Education Complaint and Appeal Processes in Ontario in a Social Justice Context
Special Education Complaint and Appeal Processess in Ontario 2017 Identifying inefficiencies, costs and effective resolution in the students' best interest -June 2017 The results of the study indicated that processes currently in place do not support timely resolution...
Access to Special Education in Ontario in a Social Justice Context
Our research identified the following barriers and obstacles to access Special Education:
• Inability to access adequate programming to accommodate for learning disabilities, psychological and mental health factors and other special needs;
• Inability to build and sustain open, responsive, and reciprocal communication between parents and schools;
• Teachers working with special needs children lacked training, understanding and empathy;
• Schools lacked transparency by not presenting parents with the full spectrum of placements and services available to their children;
• Lack of implementation of Individual Education Plans (IEPs); and
• Schools being unable or unwilling to offer the full spectrum of programs and services provided for in their Special Education policies, either due to lack of openness or lack of resources.