INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS (22 required questions, 29 optional - 10 to 25 min. to complete)

INSTRUCTIONS:
If you are the parent/guardian of a K-12 student with disabilities and/or complex learning needs in BC, fill this form out EACH TIME your child or youth is excluded from school.  There is an added 3 question section for student feedback if they wish to share.

If you are unsure of how to answer the questions, please feel free to make use of the short answer spaces throughout the survey.

WHAT AND WHO IS THIS SURVEY FOR?
This survey is for parents and guardians of K-12 students with disabilities and/or complex learners in the British Columbia education system. It is intended to be used by them on a continuous basis, as often as necessary through the 2021-22 school year to document *exclusions of students and to encourage the province and school districts to track and examine their own data on exclusions, in order to find the best solutions to this global issue.

This is our 4th school year tracking exclusions. Some options have been modified year to year to reflect common responses.

*Exclusion is, under the School Act, actually sometimes a suspension and the rules that govern this should be laid out in School Board policy in your District or Independent School Authority. Ask your school, the District or Authority why your child has been suspended.

WHAT WILL THE DATA AND INFORMATION BE USED FOR?
The data and information collected here will be used to create a series of reports. The reports will be snapshots of the data over time, and will be used to highlight some of the issues and practices that may lead to student exclusion*, from the perspective of their parents and guardians, and the students themselves. The reports will be shared with School Boards, the Ministry of Education, and media.

Your email address will be collected as a method of validating your identity as a human and an individual, but will not be associated with the data when shared in the report. You will not be added to any mailing lists unless you opt in to the BCEdAccess mailing list, and your contact information will not be shared in any way. All emails except those who opted in to the mailing list will be deleted from any records we may have upon publishing of the survey report. Individual responses will not be given to any third party. Text responses may be shared in the report as standalone quotes if identifying information is not contained within them.
***COMPLETING THE SURVEY IMPLIES THAT YOU AGREE WITH THE INFORMATION IN THE ABOVE DISCLAIMER.***

WHO IS BCEdAccess?
BCEdAccess, as an organization of parents and guardians of children and youth with disabilities and/or complex learning needs in British Columbia, supports the rights of children and youth with disabilities and/or complex learning needs to achieve equitable access to a quality education in accordance with international human rights law, and full inclusion and participation in their schools and communities.

BCEdAccess has been operating as a grassroots volunteer advocacy organization for over 7 years, and is now the BCEdAccess Society, a non-profit organization.
Learn more and support/donate to our organization here: https://bcedaccess.com



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* 1. Send me reports from this survey and information from BCEdAccess

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* 2. What is your email address?

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* 5. Did you fill out the Exclusion Tracker in previous years?

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* 7. Date of Exclusion -(This tracking form is for incidents during the 2021 -22 school year)

Date

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* 9. Was the exclusion just today, or multiple days? If so, how many? (Please take note of holidays or Pro-D days)

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* 11. Was the child/youth's usual support personnel absent?

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* 13. Was your child/youth physically restrained? (these are the full Ministry definitions)

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* 14. Do you need advocacy support? If "yes", your responses here will be shared with Inclusion BC so that they can contact you.

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* 15. If you would like advocacy support, please include your name and best phone number to reach you. (Optional) 

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* 16. Is there anything else about the Exclusion that you would like to include?

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* 17. Were your child/youth's education assistant, nursing or other support hours reduced for the 2021-22 school year? (Note - this is generally decided in Spring, and you'll have to ask your school team)

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* 18. If yes, were you able to get their support hours reinstated?

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* 19. What were the Hours reduced to?

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* 20. Do you have anything to add about support for your child/youth?

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