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Letter of Agreement - 10. Discipline

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Article Index
Letter of Agreement
1. Purpose
2. General
3. Composition of the SAC
4. School Council Responsibilities and Commitments
5. School Board Commitments
6. Selection of Principal
7. Minister’s Commitments
8. Acceptance
By-Laws
1. General
2. Membership and Eligilibility
3. Elections
4. Community Members
5. SAC Executive
6. Procedure for Decision Making
7. Duties, Conflict, Conflicts of Interest and Confidentiality
8. Regular School Advisory Council Meetings
9. Sub-Committees
10. Discipline
11. Communication And Information Guidelines
12. Amendments to the Agreement and By-Laws
All Pages

10.       Discipline

10.1     PVEC will promote appropriate behaviour and instil in students a strong sense of responsibility to themselves and society, and discipline policies and procedures at PVEC shall be consistent with this aim.

10.2     Discipline will be implemented according to the Education Act as outlined in Section 123(3), 124(3), 125(1b), School Board policies, the Agreement, the PVEC Code of Behaviour and any other applicable federal and provincial laws.

10.3     The PVEC Code of Behaviour will be distributed to each student and to all parents/guardians of students at the beginning of each school year.  The PVEC Code of Behaviour will outline behavioural expectations, consequences and the review process.
Powers and Functions of the SAC

10.4     The SAC shall establish a Suspension Review and Recommendation Sub-Committee under By-Law 10 and this By-Law and the SAC will have overall responsibility for this committee.

10.5     The SAC will:

(a)        develop ways of supporting, encouraging or rewarding behaviours that show responsibility and are appropriate and are consistent with discipline policies,

(b)        provide advice, and assistance to the Principal and Suspension Review and Recommendation Sub-Committee on student discipline matters,

(c)        provide advice about the Code of Behaviour and any changes or additions to it,

(d)        provide advice and recommendations to the School Board on its discipline policy after hearing the recommendations and views of the Suspension Review and Recommendation Sub-Committee,

(e)        appoint the Suspension Review and Recommendation Sub-Committee.

(f)         receive and consider reports from the Principal and Suspension Review and Recommendation Sub-Committee.

(g)        include a summary report on discipline in the annual report in the annual accountability report.

(h)        liaise with the School Board and the Department of Education on discipline related matters and policies.
Suspension Review and Recommendation Sub-Committee

10.7     The Suspension Review and Recommendation Sub-Committee will be comprised of a minimum of three Members.

10.8     No more than one member of the teaching staff may serve on the Suspension Review and Recommendation Sub-Committee.

10.9     Students are not eligible to be members of the Suspension Review and Recommendation Sub-Committee.

10.10   An alternate Member will be selected for the Suspension Review and Recommendation Sub-Committee who will serve as a full member when a Member is absent.

10.11   No Member or member of the Suspension Review and Recommendation Sub-Committee shall participate in a disciplinary proceeding if he or she has had direct involvement in the matter which is the subject of that proceeding or has any other conflict of interest related to the proceeding or any of the parties involved in the proceeding.
Powers and Functions of Suspension Review and Recommendation Sub-Committee

10.12   The Suspension Review and Recommendation Sub-Committee will hear all student suspension reviews in accordance with School Board and provincial policies and guidelines and may confirm or revoke any recommendation of the Principal that a student be suspended for under five school days.

10.13   All discipline proceedings shall be held in-camera and be kept confidential unless the student or parent request a hearing in public.

10.14   Decisions of the Suspension Review and Recommendation Sub-Committee shall be made by majority vote and for that purpose each member has one vote except the Chairperson who shall only vote in the event of a tie.

10.15   The Suspension Review and Recommendation Sub-Committee will regularly report a summary of discipline cases at PVEC to the SAC.
Duties of the Principal

10.16   The Principal will promote responsible behaviour, the PVEC Code of Behaviour, implement discipline rules and procedures and assume primary responsibility for all disciplinary matters at PVEC.

10.17   The Principal and the chairperson of the Suspension Review and Recommendation Sub-Committee will give regular reports to the SAC summarizing significant behaviour successes and problems and all disciplinary action that takes place in the school.
General

10.18   Students and parents/guardians may request a review of discipline decisions according to the Education Act.

10.19   The School will support and help the SAC and Suspension Review and Recommendation Sub Committee in carrying out their duties and exercising their powers including, providing funds, resources and full legal counsel and representation when necessary.


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