Students with special needs deserve the same opportunities to learn and succeed as every other student.
As a parent of children with special needs, I know the challenges of trying to get support for my children. We must ensure that students with special needs do not need to leave their community school and go to congregated special needs schools, although this is an option that must be available for those that choose it.
As a School Trustee, I learned that students with special needs were suspended at a higher rate than students without special needs. I want to know if this is the case for students with special needs at EPSB, and if so we need to address it.
"As your School Trustee, I will fight to ensure any changes to special education guidelines are only made after transparent public consultations with key stakeholders. I am the only candidate with experience in improving inclusion and special education and you can count on me to keep working for improvements."