The District School Board of Niagara (DSBN) will not tolerate acts of violence or assault by students. Fighting, bullying, harassment and threatening by act, gesture or writing/electronic communication may be considered forms of assault.
Such behaviour is inconsistent with the expectations for students outlined in PPM 145: Progressive Discipline and Promoting Student Positive Behaviour as well as the DSBN Policy: Discipline Policy (G-28) and Code of Student Behaviour (G-08) and more specifically outlined in each school's Code of Conduct. The range of options includes corrective actions up to and including suspension, expulsion and/or Police involvement.
Where sexual assault is involved, the FACS Protocol and the Human Rights Discrimination and Harassment or Occupational Health and Safety Workplace Harassment (G-39) Policy should be consulted.