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2008 ECNO Conference - Safe Schools Presentation Part One


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2008 ECNO Conference - Safe Schools Presentation Part One

  1. 1. Safe Schools Working Together
  2. 2. HISTORY <ul><li>Late 1990’s parents demand safer schools </li></ul><ul><li>“ Boot camp” discussion </li></ul><ul><li>2000, MOE passed Bill 81, Part XIII, “Safe Schools Act” </li></ul><ul><li>Limited expulsions invoked by Principal </li></ul><ul><li>Strict Discipline school for full expulsions </li></ul><ul><li>2001 review, 252 full expulsions, over 1000 limited expulsions province wide </li></ul>
  3. 3. REVIEW OF BILL 81 <ul><li>Safe Schools Action team review Bill 81 in 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Town Hall meetings through-out Ontario </li></ul><ul><li>Results of meetings tabulated and delivered to MOE </li></ul>
  4. 4. Bill 212 <ul><li>Ontario results of town hall meetings in 2005 indicated; </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of communication from board and school. </li></ul><ul><li>Alleged increase suspension and expulsion of special needs students. </li></ul><ul><li>Alleged increase suspension and expulsion of racialized students. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Bill 212 <ul><li>Passed…June 4 th , 2007. </li></ul><ul><li>Implemented…February 1 st , 2008. </li></ul>
  6. 8. Bill 212 <ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Surveys, inclusiveness, consultation. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Parents, principals, teachers, students, C.S.A.C, community partners, P.I.C., special ed. advisory committee, aboriginal community and those groups that are traditionally not consulted.” </li></ul>
  7. 9. Bill 212 <ul><li>Special Needs </li></ul><ul><li>Respond to I.E.P . </li></ul><ul><li>Mitigating factors , 3/9 special ed. </li></ul><ul><li>* Provide appropriate support consistent with students I.E.P. (Individual Education Plan) </li></ul>
  8. 10. Bill 212 <ul><li>Racialized Students </li></ul><ul><li>Must consider student’s response to racial comments. </li></ul><ul><li>Respect and treat others fairly, regardless of, for example, race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, religion, gender, sexual orientations, age, or disability and respect the rights of others. </li></ul>
  9. 11. Bill 212 <ul><li>Program and Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Memorandum </li></ul><ul><li>141 - Suspensions </li></ul><ul><li>142 - Expulsions </li></ul><ul><li>144 - Bullying </li></ul><ul><li>145 – Progressive Discipline </li></ul><ul><li>128 – Code of Conduct </li></ul>
  10. 12. PPM 141 SUSPENSIONS <ul><li>Summary </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers may not suspend . </li></ul><ul><li>Boards must provide a program for all suspended students, 6-20 days , including suspension pending expulsion ( SPX ). </li></ul><ul><li>Program must contain academics and interventions. </li></ul><ul><li>Student action plan ( SAP ) must be completed for all students who are expelled and students who engage in the suspension program. </li></ul>
  11. 13. <ul><li>New </li></ul><ul><li>Boards and Principals will offer and provide a suspension program for suspensions 6-20 days. </li></ul><ul><li>Boards and Principals will prepare an SAP in consultation with for all participants. </li></ul><ul><li>Boards and Principals will provide a program that responds to student needs. </li></ul>PPM 141 SUSPENSIONS
  12. 14. <ul><li>TCDSB </li></ul><ul><li>Board will develop, Transitional Intervention Program for Suspended Students ( TIPSS ) </li></ul><ul><li>Board may provide a Safe Schools coordinator for TIPSS, Appeals and Hearings . </li></ul><ul><li>Board may provide five teachers to deliver TIPSS. </li></ul><ul><li>One teacher for every region, (1,2), (3,4), … etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Creative locations and scheduling such as; home instruction model, public library, parks and rec. community centres, churches and possible police divisions. </li></ul>PPM 141 SUSPENSIONS
  13. 15. PPM 142 EXPULSIONS <ul><li>Summary </li></ul><ul><li>No limited or full expulsions . </li></ul><ul><li>Principals can no longer invoke limited expulsion. </li></ul><ul><li>No ministry strict discipline schools as of February 1,2008. </li></ul><ul><li>Every board must provide own expulsion program. </li></ul><ul><li>Two types of expulsions; School Expulsion (fresh start) and Board Expulsion (program). </li></ul>
  14. 16. <ul><li>New </li></ul><ul><li>Board expulsion program determines date of return to regular school for each student. </li></ul><ul><li>Program must respond to student needs. </li></ul>PPM 142 EXPULSIONS
  15. 17. <ul><li>TCDSB </li></ul><ul><li>Apple Plus. </li></ul><ul><li>Consideration of multiple locations. </li></ul><ul><li>Use of social service programs to assist. </li></ul>PPM 142 EXPULSIONS
  16. 18. PPM 144 BULLYING <ul><li>Summary and New </li></ul><ul><li>Bullying is now part of section 306 (possible suspension). </li></ul><ul><li>Boards and schools must have a bullying awareness and prevention plan and policy in place by February 1 st 2008. </li></ul>
  17. 19. <ul><li>TCDSB </li></ul><ul><li>Schools must provide surveys for all stakeholders (completed spring 2007). </li></ul><ul><li>Board must provide bullying awareness and prevention template for schools (completed spring 2006). </li></ul><ul><li>Board must provide opportunity for consultation when developing policies on; bullying, anti-racism, character education and student success. </li></ul>PPM 144 BULLYING
  18. 20. <ul><li>Summary and New </li></ul><ul><li>Boards and schools must develop a progressive discipline plan. </li></ul><ul><li>Boards must develop a progressive discipline policy. </li></ul><ul><li>Boards and schools must use a consultation process. </li></ul>PPM 145 PROGRESSIVE DISCIPLINE
  19. 21. PPM 145 PROGRESSIVE DISCIPLINE <ul><li>TCDSB </li></ul><ul><li>Consultation will start with Board’s Safe Schools Advisory Committee. </li></ul><ul><li>Board will construct a template and a process for the development of a local school progressive discipline plan (completed spring 2007). </li></ul>
  20. 22. PPM 128 CODE OF CONDUCT <ul><li>Summary and New </li></ul><ul><li>Boards must revise present code of conduct . </li></ul><ul><li>Boards must include electronic devices and cell phones. </li></ul><ul><li>Code must include; bullying, civility, citizenship, character education and respect the rights of others. </li></ul><ul><li>Code must include; circumstances that impact on “school climate”. </li></ul>
  21. 23. <ul><li>TCDSB </li></ul><ul><li>Schools must consult with their Safe Schools Action Team. </li></ul><ul><li>Schools must revise present code of conduct and communicate changes during assemblies and parent meetings and change student agendas’. </li></ul>PPM 128 CODE OF CONDUCT
  22. 24. APPEALS <ul><li>One day suspensions can be appealed. </li></ul><ul><li>No mandatory review before hearing (mediation and negotiations) </li></ul><ul><li>All appeals must be considered and may have a right to a hearing. </li></ul><ul><li>SPX cannot be appealed before final determination . </li></ul><ul><li>Appeal process must be communicated as part of the suspension notice. </li></ul><ul><li>Appeals of hearing decisions will be heard by Child Youth Services Commission . </li></ul><ul><li>SPX appeals will be considered along with expulsion hearing. </li></ul>
  23. 25. <ul><li>THE BEGINNING </li></ul>