Safety In Schools, What you Need to Know: Your duties to Respond and Report
As part of the ongoing effort to make Ontario’s schools safer for students and staff, the government has implemented measures to help prevent and address inappropriate and disrespectful behaviours, such as bullying, discrimination and harassment.
Dicipline - What You Need to Know
The Provincial Code of Conduct and School Board Codes of Conduct - PPM 128
The provincial Code of Conduct has been revised to reflect Bill 13 amendments to the Education Act that pertain to the promotion of a safe, inclusive, and accepting school climate. This memorandum also gives direction to school boards on reviewing their own codes of conduct and the local codes of conduct in their schools.
School Board Programs for Students on Long-Term Suspension - PPM 141
With respect to programs for students on long-term suspension, research has demonstrated that positive outcomes for students are related to specific program elements that are tailored to meet the needs of each student. The active engagement of parents and families and linkages to community-based service providers, such as agencies that provide counselling support, also contribute to positive overall outcomes for students.
School Board Programs for Expelled Students - PPM 142
The Ministry of Education is committed to ensuring that all students who are expelled have the opportunity to continue their education. The Education Act requires school boards2 to:
- provide at least one program for students who have been expelled from all schools of the board;
- assign a student who has been expelled only from his or her school to another school of the board.
The purpose of this memorandum is to provide direction to school boards regarding the development of board programs for expelled students.
Ministry Incident Reporting Form (Part 1)
All staff who work directly with students must respond to incidents that can have a negative impact on the school climate. In the course of a day, there are many “teachable moments” when issues appear to arise. Prompt intervention with a few moments of coaching and support can help all children and youth develop healthy relationships and prevent small issues from turning into larger ones.