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District School Board of Niagara
Policy Board Governance and Administration

A-11 Flag Protocol

Date Nov 2017
Review Nov 2022

The District School Board of Niagara (DSBN) recognizes the significance and importance of Canada’s national symbols. As such, schools and administrative sites including the Education Centre shall, when possible, fly the flag of Canada. As appropriate, and with respect to established protocol, other flags such as the DSBN flag also may be flown.

The rules applied by the Canadian Heritage Department may serve as guidelines for schools and administrative sites that wish to display the National Flag of Canada.

As a mark of respect, flags at DSBN schools and worksites shall be flown at half-mast on any day designated as a time of mourning following the passing of a current student, employee or member of the Board of Trustees, or special recognition by:

  1. The Director of Education or designate
  2. A Federal, Provincial or Municipal Government


  • Administrative Procedure 5-07: Notification of the Death of a Student, Employee or Board Member