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District School Board of Niagara
Policy School Operations

G-04 Trespass

Date Mar 2015
Review Mar 2020
  1. Only authorized persons may implement the Trespass to Property Act and the Occupiers' Liability Act, therefore, in order to implement the Trespass to Property Act and the Occupiers' Liability Act:
    1. All employees of the District School Board of Niagara (DSBN) shall be designated as Authorized Persons.
    2. Signs, in accordance with the Occupiers' Liability Act, shall be ordered through the Facilities Services Department.
    3. Signs, in accordance with the Occupiers' Liability Act, shall be posted on school sites and DSBN premises.
  2. Under the Trespass to Property Act, a School Board has all the rights of an "occupier" to maintain control over each school site, which is broadly defined to include the school building, playground, gymnasium, offices and parking area, etc., and DSBN premises. All employees shall strive to ensure that only those with a legal right under the Education Act are present on school sites and DSBN premises during school hours or school and DSBN sponsored activities.