The Regina Catholic School District is exploring ways to improve special education to kindergarten students.
At the board meeting Monday, a review of the Kindergarten Annual Report and Early Years Assessment summary revealed 41% of teachers feel more needs to be done to assist special education, 13% higher than the provincial average.
Superintendent Brian Lach says it’s important for teachers and student services to work together to give students the best chance to succeed.
“These are kids now that would require supports that would be beyond what we could simply offer in the classroom,” he says. “This is where we require the support of outside agencies. We need to get families connected with these outside agencies so we can support the kids in these areas.”
The report also showed communication is one of the strongest assets of the Regina Catholic School District, with 93% of teachers actively engaging and sharing information with the parents.
Lach says the number is reflective of the importance of parents and teachers involving themselves in a child’s academics.
“The most important areas in our mind is in these early years when kids are first starting into school. We want to make sure we have families engaged in the learning process.”