Special Education Advisory Committee

Mission

The Kawartha Pine Ridge Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) endeavours to:

  • create an environment of quality education and equity, while promoting community awareness of the special needs of children
  • foster understanding and trust to improve family and school communication
  • review and respond to provincial legislation as it affects students with special needs
  • ensure that the Board is able to make informed decisions as they relate to student with special need

SEAC members are:

  • mandated to report and make recommendations to the Board regarding any matter affecting the establishment and development of special education programs and services for exceptional students
  • available to receive phone calls from families and staff who are seeking information and resources related to specific exceptionalities
  • available to provide support and guidance to families in procedural matters
  • willing to attend meetings at the school as an advocate or liaison at the request of either the family or the school
  • attending workshops and monthly SEAC meetings to keep up-to-date with the Board and Ministry of Education and Training programs
  • attending conferences and staying in constant contact with associations to maintain knowledge of current trends and research in their areas of expertise
  • available to share information and act as a resource to both school staff and families endeavouring to promote understanding of all students with special needs

What We Do

The Special Education Advisory Committee is a legislated standing committee of the Board. The community representatives are nominated by their association and their appointment is approved by the Board. It is the role of the Special Education Advisory Committee to report and make recommendations to the Board regarding any matter affecting the establishment and development of special education programs and services for exceptional students.

The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board invites all parents and interested members of the public to attend Special Education Advisory Committee meetings. The committee meets monthly at the Education Centre in Peterborough.
Please contact the Board Office at 1-877-741-4577, extension 2174, or a committee member for information or confirmation of attendance if you plan to attend.

Advisory Committee Members (2016-2017)

Association  Representative  Alternate 
Alternative Community Program Services Peterborough Inc. Julie Wilson  Vikki Etchells 
Autism Society of Ontario - Peterborough Chapter  Tanya Aeri Marilyn Robinson 
Community Living Peterborough Krista Brailey  
Developmental Services Ontario Toni Hill  
Down Syndrome Association of Peterborough Deb Reid  
FASD Margaret Marchan  
First Nations  Karrie MacMurray  Kathryn Wilson 
Five Counties Children's Centre Alex Cranfield  
Ontario Association of Families of Children with Communication Disorders  Wendy Johansen  

Trustees

Angela Lloyd
PH: (705) 939-6967

Shirley Patterson
PH: (705) 778-1202

Cyndi Dickson (Alternate)
PH: (613) 475-4222

Administrative Support

Jennifer Leclerc
Superintendent of Teaching and  Learning
(705) 742-9773 x2031
1-877-741-4577 x2031

Glen Payne
Principal Representative
Edmison Heights Public School
(705) 745-0722

Lloyd Schoenmaker
Principal Assistant - Special Education
(705) 742-9773 x2175
1-877-741-4577 x2175
FAX: (705) 760-8665