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The History of Appropriate Educational Programming Legislation

Bill 13 allowed the Minister of Education to develop regulations regarding appropriate educational programming and dispute resolution.

Appropriate Educational Programming

  • In November 2003, Bill 13 - The Public Schools Amendment Act (Appropriate Educational Programming) was introduced by the Provincial Government. The Bill made an amendment to the Public Schools Act.
  • On May 12, 2004, Bill 13 received concurrence and third reading in the Manitoba legislature.
  • On June 10, 2004, the Bill received Royal Assent to come into effect on a yet to be determined date fixed by Proclamation.
  • On October 28, 2005, the Bill and supporting regulations were proclaimed.

What is the purpose of the legislation?

  • The Amendment to the Public Schools Act: Appropriate  Educational Programming  provides the regulation to guide policy and programming for all students, particularly those with special needs, in receiving the appropriate educational programming they require.
  • The regulations confirm in legislation  that all students in Manitoba are entitled to receive appropriate educational programming that fosters student participation in both the academic and social life of the school.
  • The legislation supports Manitoba’s philosophy of inclusion.

The Manitoba Special Education Review: Final Report (1999) ( Zip Icon 2.6 MB)
Appropriate Educational Programming: Standards for Student Services (Adobe Icon 130 KB)

More resources can be found in our documents section.