SET-BC Procedures for Public Schools
SET-BC services are coordinated in each district by SET-BC District Partners. School team members who have any questions about the SET-BC process should contact their District Partner for information and support. A list of the current SET-BC District Partners with contact information is available here.
A teacher who has a student who requires an assistive technology solution to meet his or her IEP goals, may refer that student to the school district's SET-BC screening committee. A school-based team (which may include a parent) should use the school district's Screening Checklist which establishes the student's eligibility and helps the committee determine if the student will be selected for SET-BC service.
Request for Service
If the student is chosen by the school district screening committee to receive SET-BC services, the school-based team will be asked to complete a Request for Service form.
Collaborative Action Plan
The school team will then take part in developing a Collaborative Action Plan (CAP) with the SET-BC regional consultant. The consultant will assist the team in determining what strategies and technology best meet the needs of the student. The completion and submission of the CAP initiates the technology request and loan: a copy of the original CAP is kept with the studentís IEP and official records.
SET-BC loans technology solutions to school districts for use with specific students. As such, it is considered part of the school districtís IT equipment and is supported jointly by SET-BC and the IT department staff. All SET-BC equipment is shipped or delivered to the school team and is identified by a SET-BC bar code sticker with a 5 or 6-digit id number. Once the technology arrives at the school, it can be set up and the SET-BC regional consultant contacted to provide training on the technology.
Training and Support
When SET-BC provides a student equipment loan, the student's school team receives training on the implementation of the technology in the classroom. This training is arranged at CAP meetings, or during follow-up contact and implementation support provided by the SET-BC consultant.
School district staff and school team members can also attend SET-BC workshops on a wide range of topics, such as Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) issues, alternate access, or vision technologies. A wide variety of online or web-based training resources are also available through the SET-BC website. SET-BC regional teams circulate information on these training opportunities through the SET-BC District Partners.
Technical support for the SET-BC loaned technology is provided jointly by the school district IT department and the SET-BC provincial technical support team. If a piece of SET-BC loaned technology is not functioning properly, school teams can contact the SET-BC technical support team for troubleshooting assistance, repair services or replacement.