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Identification, Placement and Review Committee (IPRC)

Ontario’s Education Act requires school boards to provide special education programs and services for children who require these supports.

School boards are required to establish Identification, Placement, and Review Committees (IPRCs) in order to identify those students who need special education programs and services.

IPRCs follow a formal process governed by provincial law (highlights of Regulation 181/98 from the Ministry of Education).

School boards are required to establish Identification, Placement, and Review Committees (IPRCs) in order to identify those students who need special education programs and services.

IPRCs follow a formal process governed by provincial law (highlights of Regulation 181/98 from the Ministry of Education).

Edsby Classroom

The Identification Placement Review Committee (IPRC) meets to decide whether a child should be identified as “exceptional”. An exceptional pupil is defined as a pupil whose behavioural, communication, intellectual, physical or multiple exceptionalities are such that they are considered to need placement in a special education program. The IPRC:

  • decides on an appropriate placement for the child who is identified as exceptional.

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For more information on the identification process:

Referral Process - Guides for Parents and Students​Special Education Plan