The Halton District School Board believes in the need for a range of pupil placements to meet the varying degrees of intervention, supports, and services that students with different abilities require.
Keeping a student in a regular classroom setting is given first consideration when it meets the needs of the student and is consistent with parent's preference.
When an IPRC (Identification, Placement and Review Committee) has determined a student requires a self-contained placement the student will be placed in the appropriate class. Entry into self-contained classes is controlled, students must be formally identified and placed through the IPRC process.
The Halton District School Board has the following elementary self-contained classes: Behaviour, Gifted, Learning Disabilities, Life Skills, Expressive Language and Phonological Awareness (ELPHA).
The Halton District School Board also runs programs for students who may or may not have been identified and placed by an IPRC. These programs include the Kindergarten Expressive Language and Literacy Program (KELLP) and Communication Programs.