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Greater Essex County District School Board
Building Tomorrow Together Every Learner, Every Day
GECDSB to Pilot Special Education Program
NEWS RELEASE                    
Greater Essex County District School Board 451 Park Street West, Windsor ON N9A 6K1
519-255- 3200
August 8, 2016
Contact: Public Relations Officer Scott Scantlebury
Phone: 519-255-3200 ext. 10224
GECDSB to Participate in Ontario Pilot
- strengthening support for students with learning disabilities-
The Greater Essex County District School Board will be part of a pilot project, announced today by the Ministry of Education, to strengthen supports for students with special needs.
School Boards in Cambridge, London and Sudbury regions have also been selected to offer a reading-intervention program over the next 3 years and participate in research to help all boards better understand the needs of students with learning disabilities so they can provide more effective programming for these students in their local communities.
“We are very excited,” says Superintendent of Education for Special Education Lynn McLaughlin. “We will be able to expand the incredible work we have been doing to include more students and schools with the goal of early intervention.”
Director of Education, Erin Kelly stated, “As part of this pilot project we will be able to build greater capacity throughout our Board to better serve students with learning disabilities.”
A detailed plan for the pilot project is being developed and will be ready for the beginning of the upcoming school year.
For more information contact Public Relations officer Scott Scantlebury @ 519-255-3200 ext. 10224 or 519-995-5797.