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Policy 502.1.1

District Code of Conduct

The Board of Education recognizes its obligation to all members of the school community to provide a positive climate and a safe, healthy environment such that effective, purposeful teaching and learning may take place.  To that end it is expected that all members of the school community will conduct themselves in an ethical and lawful manner that demonstrates respect for self, others, property and the environment.  A violation may warrant intervention or disciplinary action.  It is expected that all members of the school community (staff, students, parents, and guests) will:

• respect the rights of others;
• respect the health and safety of others;
• respect the property of others - private and public;
• respect the legitimate authority of the school administrative officers and staff;
• respect and take pride in the schools' physical facilities;
• respect the diversity of the school community;
• respect the non-smoking nature of district schools and property;
• respect the individual rules within each school;
• behave in an ethical and lawful manner;
• behave in a considerate and courteous manner;
• behave in a safe and responsible manner at all times;
• comply with the purpose and spirit of the BC Human Rights Code, including not engaging in discriminatory conduct on the basis of gender, race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation;
• not threaten, harass, intimidate, bully or assault, in any way, any person within the school community directly or indirectly, through print or electronic media; and
• not be in possession of weapons, dangerous articles, alcohol, or illegal drugs while in school or at school functions.

The District Code of Conduct shall apply in school and at school functions.

Board Adoption:  05 September 1995
Board Adoption of Revision:  15 September 2008