KG Code of Conduct


King George Junior Public School (KGJPS) is committed to providing a healthy learning and working environment by promoting respect, civility, safety, responsible citizenship and academic excellence.

A positive school climate exists when all members of the school community feel safe, included and accepted and actively promote positive behaviours and interactions.

Equity, inclusion and respect are critical components embedded in the learning environment.

The KGJPS Code of Conduct is developed in accordance with the Education Act, the Provincial Code of Conduct, the Toronto District School Board’s (TDSB) Code of Conduct and all other TDSB operational procedures.

The KGJPS Code of Conduct also reflects the values and expectations of the KGJPS community. The standards of behaviour outlined in the KGJPS Code of Conduct will apply to all members of the school community, including students, parents and, Board staff, permit holders volunteers and visitors:

• on school property;

• while traveling on a school bus that is owed by the Board or that is under contract to the Board;

• in-school sports activities;

• in off-site school-sponsored activities; or

• in circumstances where engaging in an activity will have an impact on the school climate Standards of Behaviour

All members of the school community are expected to:

• respect and comply with all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws;

• demonstrate honesty and integrity;

• respect differences in people, their ideas and opinions;

• treat one and other with dignity and respect at all times, and especially when there is a disagreement;

• respect and treat others fairly and promote a positive school climate that is inclusive and accepting of all pupils, including of any race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status or disability;

• 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 persons who are in a position of authority;

• respect the need of others to work in an environment of learning and teaching.

Progressive Discipline

Progressive discipline is a whole-school approach that utilizes a continuum of interventions, supports, and consequences to address inappropriate student behaviour and to build upon strategies that promote positive behaviours. When inappropriate behaviour occurs, disciplinary measures should be applied within a framework that shifts the focus from one that is solely punitive to a focus that is both corrective and supportive.

Progressive discipline is a process designed to create the expectation that the degree of discipline will be in proportion to the severity of the behaviour leading to the discipline and that the previous disciplinary history of the student and all other relevant factors will be taken into account.

Progressive discipline must take into account the needs of the individual student by showing sensitivity to identities, diversity cultural needs, and special education needs.

In addition progressive discipline must be aligned with Ministry of Education and Board policies on anti-racism (e.g anti-Indigenous and anti-Black racism), ethno-cultural equity and anti-discrimination education. Interventions (in no particular order) may include:

• Discussion with a teacher, member of the support staff, settlement worker, vice-principal or principal • Supports offered by Urban Indigenous Education Centre and Centre of Excellence for Black Student Achievement

• Restorative practices

• Attendance / performance/ behaviour contracts

• Time Out

• Reflection Sheet

• Parental contact and involvement in applying an appropriate remedy

• Loss of privilege to participate in specified school activities

• Peer mediation

• Individual or group counseling

• Assessment

• Detention

• Restitution for damage or stolen property

• Community services

• Mental Health and well-being supports

Student breaches of the Board’s Code of Conduct and KGJPS’s Code of Conduct will be dealt with in accordance with TDSB Operational Procedure PR697: Promoting a Positive School Climate.