Safety in Schools ... many links

The Safe Schools Act was first introduced in 2000, and continues to be a key part of a comprehensive Safe Schools strategy undertaken by the current Ontario government.

The Ministry of Education has recently developed a number of new materials to help parents understand the initiative and answer their questions about school safety.

The following are links to a few key documents that might be of interest to your school council members and school parent community.
 
Making Ontario's Schools Safer:  What Parents Need to Know
http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/parents/safeschools.html
 
Parents' Guide to the Ontario Code of Conduct
http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/safeschools/code.html
 
Suspension and Expulsion: What Parents Need to Know
http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/safeschools/suspexp.html
 
Progressive Discipline: A new approach to help make schools safer
http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/safeschools/discipline.html
 
Bullying: We Can All Help Stop It - A Guide for Parents of Elementary and Secondary School Students   (Note:  This Guide is available in 22 languages)
http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/safeschools/bullying.html
 
Various other documents can be downloaded at www.ontario.ca/safeschools.
 
Over the years the OCDSB has also developed and revised its applicable Safe School policies and procedures, which can be found at the following link:
http://www.ocdsb.ca/au_pp_main.asp
 
OCDSB Safe Schools Information Sheet is located at:
http://www.ocdsb.ca/Documents/OCDSB_Publications/Safe%20Schools.pdf
 
Do not hesitate to speak to your school principal, your Superintendent of Instruction, or the Safe Schools and Community Outreach Coordinator if you have further questions.