CHCI and WRDSB Codes of Conduct
CHCI CODE OF CONDUCT
In the fall of 2018, Cameron staff and students will see the CHCI Code of Conduct posted in all classrooms.
CHCI STUDENT HANDBOOK
Handbook 2014-15 (to be updated)
WRDSB CODE OF CONDUCT
WORKING TOGETHER FOR SAFE AND SECURE SCHOOLS
A COMMITMENT TO SAFE SCHOOLS
Everyone has the right to a safe and secure environment, free from deliberate insult and injury. The Waterloo Region District School Board along with the Waterloo Regional Police Service is committed to a policy of non-tolerance of violence within our schools.
School boards, parents, students, and community members play a vital role in keeping schools safe and secure places to learn, work, grow and enjoy. For further information, call your school principal or visit the Board’s web site at www.wrdsb.ca.
A code of conduct is an essential and effective means of communicating expectations regarding appropriate conduct to all members of the school community. The Board’s Code of Conduct includes the Ministry of Education’s guiding principles and standards of behaviour.
The following behaviour will not be tolerated within Waterloo Region District School Board schools, on school property or at school-sponsored or related activities, and will be subject to disciplinary action:
• The use, being under the influence, possession or distribution of alcohol or illicit drugs;
• The possession or use of weapons or items that are intended to be used as weapons;
• Any physical assault, threats of assault, intimidation or bullying;
• Participation in any gang/youth group displaying a pattern of delinquent or disruptive activity;
• Any sexual, religious, ethnocultural, and/or racial abuse, jokes, slurs and harassment;
• Any non-physical abuse including emotional and psychological abuse, verbal violence, social exclusion;
• Vandalism of school property and property visited during school activities;
• Hate-motivated violence.
Potential consequences of inappropriate student behaviour are suspension and expulsion. Mitigating factors will be considered by the Principal when determining if a suspension or expulsion is appropriate.
Please follow the hyperlink for more specific information about the WRDSB Code of Conduct.
The Education Act states that a student may be suspended from school and from engaging in all school-related activities for up to 20 school days if the student commits any of the following infractions while at school or while engaged in school-related activities:
• Uttering a threat to inflict serious bodily harm on another person;
• Possessing alcohol, illegal and/or restricted drugs;
• Being under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs;
• Swearing at a teacher or at another person in a position of authority;
• Committing an act of vandalism that causes extensive damage to school property at the student’s school or to property located on the premises of the student’s school;
• Any act considered by the principal to be injurious to the moral tone of the school;
• Any act considered by the principal to be injurious to the physical or mental well-being of any member of the school community;
•Any act considered by the principal to be contrary to the Board or school Code of Conduct.
The Education Act requires that a student be considered for expulsion if the student commits any of the following infractions while at school or while engaging in school-related activities:
• Possessing a weapon, including possessing a firearm;
• Using a weapon to cause or to threaten bodily harm to another person;
• Committing physical assault on another person that causes bodily harm requiring treatment by a medical practitioner;
•Committing sexual assault;
• Trafficking in weapons or in illegal drugs;
• Committing robbery;
• Giving alcohol to a minor;
• An act considered by the principal to be significantly injurious to the moral tone of the school and/or to the physical or mental well-being of others;
• A pattern of behaviour that is so inappropriate that the pupil’s continued presence is injurious to the effective learning and/or working environment of others;
• Activities engaged in by the pupil on or off school property that cause the pupil’s continuing presence in the school to create an unacceptable risk to the physical or mental well-being of other person(s) in the school or Board;
• Activities engaged in by the pupil on or off school property that have caused extensive damage to the property of the Board or to goods that are/were on Board property;
• The pupil has demonstrated through a pattern of behaviour that s/he is persistently resistant to making changes in behaviour, which would enable him or her to prosper;
• Any act considered by the principal to be a serious violation of the Board/School Code of Conduct;
An expulsion is for a minimum of 21 days and could be up to one year or longer if the Board expels the student. A student under Board imposed expulsion will not be able to attend his /her school or any school in the Province of Ontario for the duration of the expulsion. The student will be subject to strict conditions of re-entry following the expulsion. Behaviour that does not occur at school, but that will have an impact on the school climate is subject to suspension or expulsion.
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