CODE OF CONDUCT
All school Codes of Conduct shall include the
Ontario & D.D.S.B. Standards of Behaviour and must comply with all
federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations. The Code of
Conduct for C. E. Broughton Public School was developed with input from
staff & SCC, and was established following the Ontario Schools Code
of Conduct (2000) and policies, regulations and procedures of the Durham
District School Board.
The Code of Conduct for C. E. Broughton
Public School is designed to provide a framework to ensure that school
is a safe, productive learning environment for all. We ask families to
review this Code of Conduct so that all parties are familiar with school
expectations. The Code of Conduct is subject to change at any time,
based on directions from the Ministry of Education or the Durham
District School Board.
The D.D.S.B. does not tolerate the use or
abuse of alcohol, illegal drugs, and/or intoxicants within its
jurisdiction and will respond accordingly as per Board Policy and
At C. E. Broughton Public School, we strive for
excellence and are committed to providing a safe, supportive and
nurturing environment that empowers the individual and fosters a love
We teach the “whole child,” and embed character
education within the curriculum, through co-curricular events and in
social relationships. Discipline is based on a positive, restorative
approach. When inappropriate behaviour occurs, we utilize a range of
interventions, supports & consequences that are developmentally
appropriate and comply with DDSB’s Progressive Discipline document.
All students, parents, teachers and staff have the right to be safe and feel safe, in their school community.
All members must:
- respect & comply with all applicable federal, provincial, and municipal laws
- demonstrate honesty and integrity
- respect differences in people, their ideas and opinions
- treat one another with dignity and respect at all times, especially when there is disagreement
- respect and treat others fairly and equitably
- respect the rights of others
- show proper care and regard for school property and the property of others
- take appropriate measures to help those in need
- respect all members of the school community, especially persons in a position of authority
- respect the need of others to work in a positive learning and teaching environment
have adopted Barbara Coloroso’s conflict resolution framework in order
to provide a consistent and common language that can also be used at
home when helping students resolve their conflicts. The four steps in
this framework are: Own It, Fix It, Learn from It, and Move On. Staff
and administration value working in partnership with parents to help
resolve issues, create a safe environment and best serve the needs of
CONSEQUENCES (Durham District School Board)
who do not comply with the standards of behaviour outlined in the Code
of Conduct will be dealt with in a judicious and considerate manner.
Actions will vary depending on the circumstances of each individual
case. Mitigating factors are always considered before determining
Consequences may include:
- Caution by teacher, support staff, administrator or adult supervisor
- Temporary removal from class/activity/event
- Problem solving exercise
- Parental contact
- Peer mediation/conflict resolution/restorative practices
- Community/school service
- Loss of privileges
- Detention - Contracts
PERSONAL ELECTRONIC DEVICES & USE OF SCHOOL TECHNOLOGY
deemed appropriate by the school administration or staff for
educational or communication purpose, it is the practice of the D.D.S.B.
that student use of personal electronic devices is prohibited during
the school day on school property. If a student brings an electronic
device to school, it should be off and out of sight. Personal electronic
devices that are used inappropriately during the normal school day are
disruptive to the teaching and learning environment. The privacy and
personal dignity of others could be violated through the use of text
messages, social networking and/or sharing of digital media.
Co-curricular programs, such as field trips and after school events, are
an extension of the classroom, and the expectations for the use of
personal devices apply. Please note that the D.D.S.B. has banned the use
of laser pointers in all schools. The D.D.S.B. is not responsible for
lost, stolen, or damaged personal property.
In keeping with the
Freedom of Information & Privacy Act, unauthorized video or audio
recording on school grounds for any purpose is prohibited. Further, the
taking of pictures, filming or recording while at school or school
related activities is prohibited unless approved by D.D.S.B. staff for
educational purposes. However, this is not intended to prohibit
sanctioned recording of activities at events open to the general public.
The use of cameras filming/recording is strictly forbidden in washrooms
and change rooms.
“The taking of photos, filming or recording,
or the broadcasting of live audio and/or video, while at school or at a
school related activity, is prohibited unless approved by the DDSB (or
school), and/or where proper consents have been obtained, as may be
Parents are asked to review the D.D.S.B. Acceptable
& safe Use Procedure for Technology & Computer letter with
their child(ren) and return a signed copy to the teacher.