As stated in Administrative Procedure 351 – Student Discipline and Suspension, each school will develop a school discipline policy and each classroom teacher will develop classroom behaviour expectations.
Students with persistent behavioural difficulties require an individual program plan.
Examples of some inappropriate behaviours considered minor to moderate offences include:
- Defiance of adults in authority;
- Inappropriate touching (excluding sexual touching);
- Acting in a belligerent or argumentative manner;
- Teasing – name-calling;
- Disruptive behaviour that interferes with the learning of others; and
- Leaving the classroom or school premises without permission.
Flow Chart of Consequences for Minor Offences
|Recurring Mild to Moderate Offences||
Specific unacceptable behaviours in the moderate to severe range include:
- Chronic minor offender;
- Intent to injure another person with the use of a weapon;
- Throwing objects with wilful intent to harm;
- Causing physical injury to another person by hitting, kicking, biting;
- Blind rages where the child loses control, resulting in damaged property and/or injury to others;
- Sexual behaviour;
- Verbal abuse, ethnic/racial remarks, sexually derogatory statements;
- Threatening bodily harm; or
- Damaging property (school or other).
Flow Chart of Consequences for Major Offences
Up to 2 days
Up to 5 days
Process includes above steps, plus:
Process includes the above steps, plus:
NOTE: The nature of the unacceptable behaviour may mean the student moves immediately to Level II or even Level IV. The principal is responsible for determining the level of response.
Team members may include:
- Associate Superintendent (Student Services);
- Consulting teacher;
- Family school liaison counselor;
- School support staff;
- Community agency personnel; and