From the school district:
On April 5th, the Board of Education approved Draft Policy 1170.3 Rights and Responsibilities of Employees for distribution to reference groups for input:
The existing Policy 1170.3 Rights and Responsibilities of Employees, requires updating to reflect changes to Ministry of Education directives and legislation and current district procedures and terminology.
3.10 Make every effort to structure learning environments, and to provide learning supports that make physical restraint and seclusion unnecessary. Physical restraint or seclusion is used only in exceptional circumstances where the behavior of a student poses imminent danger of serious physical harm to self or others and is discontinued once imminent danger or serious physical self-harm or harm to others has dissipated.
If you or your organization has any comments, concerns or suggestions about this draft policy, please forward them in writing to:
Diane Nygaard, Executive Assistant
School District No. 57 (Prince George)
2100 Ferry Avenue
Prince George, BC ~~V2L 4R5
To help focus your input, the following questions may be considered:
How does the new policy fit with current practice?
How will the new policy affect your school/department/group?
How will the policy affect teaching, learning and student achievement?
Do you have any ideas for making the policy more effective?
Are there any areas in the policy that are unclear?
Are there significant issues that the policy should, but does not, address?
Can you foresee any difficulties posed by the implementation of the policy?
Will the policy as proposed put unreasonable demands on people or resources? If so, how?