Special Education

Student Services – Special Education, Special Needs Support

Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB) recognizes that children develop and learn at different rates and offers a range of special education programs and services designed to meet a wide range of children’s needs. Student Services is committed to the following guiding principles:

  • Provide access to education for all students regardless of their special needs pursuant to the provisions of the amendments to the Education Act, 1998
  • Progress towards placement of exceptional students in the least restrictive educational alternative
  • Ensure that programs necessary to meet the needs of exceptional students are developed
  • Establish effective communication with all parents and the community
  • Utilize available resources to support programming needs of exceptional students
  • Encourage the development of the human resources necessary to address the needs of exceptional students in the least restrictive environment
  • Review annually the effectiveness of the provisions made for exceptional students

Special Education Plan




Questions and Feedback:

Parents/guardians, community, staff and board committees are provided with the opportunity to ask questions and submit feedback on the Plan through the board’s website, through members of SEAC and via various special education workshops and forums presented. The plan is approved on a yearly basis by the Board of Trustees. Feedback is welcomed at any time during the year.  Input can be e-mailed to: [email protected]


Contact information

Toll-free: 1-800-267-4350

Phone: 613-966-1170

Fax: 613-966-9322

Email: [email protected]

Last updated: September 19, 2022 at 10:47 am
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