It came to our attention from a superintendent at a Joint Board Level Staffing Committee meeting that the board plans to have teachers take over writing IEPs for their students. As you know, currently the school SERT writes and submits IEPs. HWCDSB does have a unique model where this is their past practice, but this is not the case throughout the province. We have no other details at this time, other than the fact that the board plans to change their past practice of having the SERT complete the IEP. We don’t know why this change is happening or what supports will be put in place for teachers during this transition. There are major concerns about the workload that this will create for all teachers, and that this will be a significant workload increase for some teachers. We will follow up with this issue.