The Vancouver Board of Education has a wide-range of school based teachers and professionals who work collaboratively to support students with special needs.
The classroom teacher is responsible for the planning, implementation, assessment and reporting of the student's educational program.
The school Principal/Vice-Principal ensures that every student who has special needs is assigned a case manager; that individualized education plans are developed and implemented; and that parent/guardians are regularly provided with information concerning their child’s educational progress. The Principal/Vice-Principal is available to consult with students as well as parents/guardians concerning their daughter or son's education program.
The School-Based Team (SBT) is a problem-solving group that works with classroom teachers to develop educational programs for students who may or may not have special education designations. SBTs make decisions regarding case managers, referrals (to area or high school counsellors, speech language pathologists, psychologists etc), and the allocation of resources. School-Based Teams meet on a regular basis in all schools.