Submit an appeal to the Education Appeal Tribunal

Students or parents can submit an appeal to the Education Appeal Tribunal when they're unhappy with decisions made by the:

  • Department of Education;
  • school; or
  • school council.

The tribunal considers the following matters:

  • identification of a student’s special needs;
  • implementation of an Individualized Education Plan (IEP);
  • student suspensions; and
  • locally developed courses of study.

The tribunal is an independent, quasi-judicial body established under Section 157 of the Education Act. The tribunal's decisions are final and legally binding.

What to expect

  • Hearings follow formal procedures and rules of order.
  • Hearings may be held in any Yukon community.
  • The chair of the tribunal can appoint a mediator to settle the matter without a formal hearing.

How to submit your appeal

Preparing your appeal:

  1. Think about the reasons you're appealing.
  2. Write out the reasons for the appeal. Keep a copy for yourself.
  3. Submit your appeal.
    Email: beyondwords@northwestel.net
    Mail:
    Education Tribunal Appeal
    Box 31689,
    Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 6L3

Want to learn more?

Visit Education Appeal Tribunal to learn more about:

  • mandate;
  • authority;
  • memberships; and
  • how to become a member of the board.
Contact: 

If you have questions, email beyondwords@northwestel.net or phone 867-667-5900, toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5900.