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Code of Conduct

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 Regulation.

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 for learning.

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

We 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 your child.

CONSEQUENCES (Durham District School Board)

Students 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.

Consequences may include:

- Caution by teacher, support staff, administrator or adult supervisor

- Temporary removal from class/activity/event

- Problem solving exercise

- Parental contact

- Counselling

- Peer mediation/conflict resolution/restorative practices

- Community/school service

- Loss of privileges

- Detention - Contracts

- Restitution

- Suspension

- Expulsion

PERSONAL ELECTRONIC DEVICES & USE OF SCHOOL TECHNOLOGY

Unless 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 appropriate.”

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.