The District School Board of Niagara (DSBN) is committed to the provision of appropriate in-school support services for individual students or groups of students. The students who will receive this support, as well as the extent and scheduling of this support, are determined by the service allocation processes of the DSBN and Ministry of Education regulations.
Consistent with the DSBN's duty to provide appropriate and equitable services for students, parents/guardians are not permitted to purchase or otherwise provide (e.g., use of a volunteer) in-school or in-classroom student assistance, including personal support workers or other in-school professional services.
There are two circumstances which may lead to a decision that varies from this general policy:
The approval, denial or termination of support services provided or funded by a third party shall, at all times, be at the sole discretion and direction of the DSBN.
Access and provision of personal information regarding a student from personnel employed as in-school support funded by a third party, shall be at the discretion of the School Administrator(s) acting in accordance with the Education Act and the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.