(1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), a person who is resident in British Columbia must(a) enrol in an educational program(i) provided by a board,(ii) in the case of an eligible child, provided by a board or a francophone education authority, and(iii) in the case of an immigrant child, provided by a board or, if the child is permitted to enrol with a francophone education authority under section 166.24, provided by that francophone education authority,on the first school day of a school year if, on or before December 31 of that school year, the person will have reached the age of 5 years, and(b) participate in an educational program provided by a board or, in the case of an eligible child or an immigrant child, by a board or a francophone education authority until he or she reaches the age of 16 years.(2) A parent of a child referred to in subsection (1) (a) may defer the enrolment of his or her child until the first school day of the next school year.(3) This section does not apply if the person(a) is attending one of the following:(i) an independent school;(ii) a Provincial school;(iii) an educational institution operated by the government of Canada or by a first nation or a Community Education Authority established by one or more participating First Nations under the (1) A student who is enrolled in an educational program provided by a board or a francophone student who is enrolled in a francophone educational program provided by a francophone education authority may, subject to section 2 (2), enrol in one or more(a) educational programs offered by another board or by an authority under the , or(b) francophone educational programs offered by another francophone education authorityif at least one of the educational programs or francophone educational programs, as applicable, is delivered, in whole or in part, through distributed learning.(2) Despite subsection (1), a student does not acquire a right under this section to enrol with a francophone education authority if the student is not otherwise entitled or permitted under this Act to enrol with a francophone education authority.
to have their children receive instruction in a language other than English are entitled to receive that instruction.(3) Subject to the approval of the minister, a board may permit an educational program to be provided in a language other than as provided under subsections (1) and (2).(4) The Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations(a) respecting the provision of educational programs in languages other than English,(b) to give effect to section 23 of the , and(c) determining the manner in which a power, duty or function of a board may be performed or exercised under this Act with respect to students referred to in subsection (2).(5) For the purposes of subsection (4), the Lieutenant Governor in Council may make different regulations for different circumstances.
You have heard about the The case was noteworthy because it was the first special education damages case and the first case in which damages were assessed against a teacher who refused to comply with an IEP.
(1) Subject to section 74.1, a person is entitled to enrol in an educational program provided by the board of a school district if the person(a) is of school age, and(b) is resident in that school district.(2) Subject to section 74.1, a person may enrol in an educational program provided by a board of a school district and attend any school in British Columbia if(a) the person is of school age,(b) the person is resident in British Columbia, and(c) the board providing the educational program determines that space and facilities are available for the person at the school in which the educational program is made available.
But that may not happen, or the outcome of the hearing may not be favorable to the parent and child.
“I am a teacher in — and I know that IEPs are not being followed…What do I do?
I have already talked to people in the school system.
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(1) Parents of students of school age attending a school or a Provincial school may apply to the board or to the minister, as the case may be, to establish a parents' advisory council for that school.(2) On receipt of an application under subsection (1), the board or minister must establish a parents' advisory council for the school or the Provincial school.(3) There must be only one parents' advisory council for each school or Provincial school.(4) A parents' advisory council, through its elected officers, may advise the board and the principal and staff of the school or the Provincial school respecting any matter relating to the school or the Provincial school.(5) A parents' advisory council, in consultation with the principal, must make bylaws governing its meetings and the business and conduct of its affairs, including bylaws governing(a) the dissolution of the parents' advisory council, and(b) [Repealed 2015-24-6.](c) the election of a member to represent the parents' advisory council on the district parents' advisory council.(6) Voting at an election referred to in subsection (5) (c) must be by secret ballot.