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District School Board of Niagara
Policy School Operations

G-06 Fireworks, Firecrackers, Pyrotechnical Displays

Date Jan 2011
Review Jan 2016
  1. In the interest of preserving safety and avoiding any injuries to students or staff, no individual shall possess, sell, offer for sale, give or distribute, or set off any fireworks or firecrackers on school premises, or at any school sponsored event.
  2. In the event any student is found to have used, sold, offered for sale, given, distributed, or is in possession of, fireworks or firecrackers while on or near school premises or at a school sponsored event, the Principal will take appropriate disciplinary action, which may include maximum-term suspension.
  3. Any presentations to students involving the use of pyrotechnic devices must be approved by the Principal who will seek prior approval from the Fire Chief in accordance with our Police Protocol and our Fire Safety Reference Guide for Schools.
  4. A written request for an exception to this Policy for a community event must be sent to the Director of Education. Decisions shall be rendered after consultation with appropriate fire safety officials.

Excerpt from Police Protocol re: Fireworks

POSSESSION/USE OF FIRECRACKERS OR FIREWORKS

In accordance with Municipal By‐laws, no one can discharge, fire or set off firecrackers without a licence/permit.

Fireworks cannot be sold or given or possessed by any person under age 18.

References

  • Policy C-01: Community Use of Schools - General
  • Policy G-02: Safe Schools
  • Policy G-28: Student Discipline
  • Protocol between District School Board of Niagara and Niagara Regional Police Service
  • Fire Safety Reference Guide for Schools