Identification Placement Review Committee (IPRC) Process

students sitting around a teacher who is reading a bookAn overview of the Identification Placement Review Committee (IPRC) process is outlined in Regulation 181/98 contained in The Education Act.  The purpose of the Identification Placement Review Committee (IPRC) meetings is to determine if the student is exceptional, identify the category of exceptionality, and state the placement of the program.  The focus of the Review Identification Placement Review Committee (IPRC) meeting is to discuss any changes to the program and/or service received by the student.  A detailed description of the Identification Placement Review Committee’s (IPRC) process is provided in the Parent’s Guide to Special Education available through the link listed in the index of special education programs.

All parent requests for an IPRC determining “exceptionality” must be processed according to the requirement of Regulation 181/98 with a committee comprised of a Superintendent of Education.

At the York Catholic District School Board, the Identification, Placement, Review Committee process is typically the outcome of a continuum of responses to meet the needs of students with learning difficulties within the classroom.  The York Catholic District School Board continues to endorse the Consultative Preventative-Normalization Model of Special Education (C-P-N).  This model allows students to receive special education programs and services in the most enabling environment both quickly and efficiently.  Furthermore, it ensures that a student’s needs will be met by those professionals who work closest with him/her and who have established a trusting relationship with the parents.  It also ensures that parents have opportunities throughout the “stages of delivery” to dialogue and collaborate with school personnel regarding their child’s program and needs.


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