Your Child’s Rights in the School System

I don’t usually promote presentations, but the following is highly recommended.

I have attended one of Mike Hancock’s talks and I would strongly encourage anyone with a child in the school system to attend.  He provides information that you will not get from any website.

The details from the ASBC are copied below:


North Shore ASBC Lecture Series

The North Shore ASBC Support Group proudly presents:

a presentation on
Your Child’s Legal Rights in the BC School System
The School Act and the Hewko Decision

Mike Hancock
parent and attorney

7:00 – 900 pm, Tuesday Sept 18 2012

in the
Welsh Hall West
downstairs in the
West Vancouver Memorial Library


Mike is a parent of a child with autism, and a former in-house counsel for the Vancouver School Board. He has also previously worked in private practice with a focus on education law. He will review our children’s rights under the School Act.


We will cover the following:
– Parents’ rights under the School Act
– Obligations of school boards surrounding IEPs
– Implications of the Hewko case
– Practical tips for dealing with school boards


The West Vancouver Memorial Library is at 1950 Marine Drive:,+West+Vancouver,+BC+V7V+1J8

The library is easily accessible via Highway #1 Upper Levels, taking either the 15th Street or 20th St. exits.

Coffee/Tea and snacks provided. Donations are greatly appreciated (but not required).

Please RSVP to Dragos at <>.

Carol and Dragos
(Co-facilitators for ASBC North Shore Group)

8 thoughts on “Your Child’s Rights in the School System”

  1. Does anyone have notes from this meeting that they would be willing to share. We are having our share of problems with the school not providing enough support to keep our child in school.

  2. Hi. I am curious if there is any future presentations, or written notes that may be shared about this topic. Woudl appreciate it so much. Thank you and kind regards…

  3. To the best of my knowledge, Mike does a couple of talks every year. Any notes that you may get from the meeting would pale in comparison to the detailed information he has about the school system.

    I would highly recommend that you keep in touch with the ASBC or sign up for email updates from the FEAT chat board to see when he will be on again.

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