Mandated by Quebec’s Education Act, each school board in Quebec must have a Special Needs Advisory Committee. The committee provides input to the NFSB on policies, guidelines and funding pertaining to students with special needs.
There are approximately six evening meetings a year, of about two hours each. Meetings are currently held online through Microsoft Teams. Setup is easy and you don’t need a lot of technical knowledge to get going! Just a device and a link. Send a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org we’ll send the meeting link along to you.
SNAC members are elected each year at the September meeting.
The committee is composed of:
By becoming member of SNAC, you will develop a better understanding of the funding and services that are provided for your child at school. You will also learn about available support networks and have an opportunity to voice questions and make suggestions to the school board on the organization of services. SNAC also plans and organizes guest speakers and information sessions for all families of children with special education needs.
Although only members of the committee can vote on agenda items, meetings are open to anyone interested in learning more about special education topics and resources provided to students with special needs.