DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD CODE OF CONDUCT
Peel District School Board is committed to providing school
learning environments that are safe, orderly, nurturing,
positive and respectful. Such learning environments must be free of negative
factors such as abuse, bullying, discrimination, intimidation,
hateful words and deeds and physical violence in any form. They must clearly demonstrate respect of social
justice and human rights and promote the values needed to
develop responsible members of a democratic society. This shall be achieved by establishing and maintaining
high expectations for behaviour and at the same time offering
a program with the strong emphasis on early intervention,
conflict prevention and the inclusion of social skills in
Ontario Code of Conduct sets clear provincial standards
of behaviour. It specifies the mandatory consequences for
student actions that do not comply with these standards. Reference to the Ontario Code of Conduct is made in the
Safe Schools Act,
2000 in section 301.
As stipulated in the Ministry document PPM 128, certain
parts of the Ontario Code of Conduct have been included
in the Board's Code of Conduct.
parents or guardians, volunteers, teachers and other staff
members are included in the Code of Conduct whether they
are on school property, or on school buses or at school-authorized
events or activities.
members of the school community are to be treated with respect
and dignity, especially persons in positions of authority.
citizenship involves appropriate participation in the civic
life of the school community.
Active and engaged citizens are aware of their rights,
but more importantly, they accept responsibility for protecting
their rights and the rights of others.
of the school community are expected to use non-violent
means to resolve conflict.
Physically aggressive behaviour is not a responsible
way to interact with others
possession, use or threatened use of any object to injure
another person endangers the safety of oneself and others.
and illegal drugs are addictive and present a health hazard. Schools will work cooperatively with police,
drug and alcohol agencies to promote prevention strategies
and, where necessary, respond to school members who are
in possession of or under the influence of alcohol or illegal
disrespect and other hurtful acts disrupt learning and teaching
in a school community.
Members of the school community have a responsibility
to maintain an environment where conflict and differences
can be addressed in a manner characterized by respect and
school has a responsibility to promote and maintain positive
self-esteem in students through their programs and practices.
behavioural situation which requires disciplinary action
has its own unique and varying set of extenuating circumstances
and must be handled in a fair and dignified manner.
Peel District School Board is committed to recruiting and
retaining staff who are willing and able to operate within Board policy and
within the authority of the Education Act. The purpose is to educate youth who will become
responsible for and know the consequences of their actions.
Civility and Responsible Citizenship
school members must:
and comply with all applicable federal, provincial and municipal
honesty and integrity.
differences in people, their ideas and opinions.
one another with dignity and respect at all times, and especially
when there is disagreement.
and treat others fairly, regardless of their race, ancestry,
place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, religion,
gender, sexual orientation, age or disability
the rights of others.
proper care and regard for school property and the property
appropriate measures to help those in need.
persons who are in a position of authority.
the need of others to work in an environment conducive to
learning and teaching.
Weapons: All school members must:
be in possession of any weapon, including but not limited
use any object to threaten or intimidate another person
cause injury to any person with an object
and Drugs: All
school members must:
be in possession of, or under the influence of, or provide
others with, alcohol or illegal drugs
Aggression: All school members must:
inflict or encourage others to inflict bodily harm on another
staff assistance, if necessary, to resolve conflict peacefully