Safe Schools: Suspensions and Expulsions

Suspensions and Expulsions

What Parents Need to Know

A positive school climate and a safe learning and teaching environment are essential if students are to succeed in school.

Positive School Climate

A positive school climate means everyone – parents, students, staff and community members – feels welcome and respected.

Ontario's New Approach

Ontario's new approach to making schools safer involves progressive discipline. This involves the whole school and combines discipline with opportunities for students to continue their education. Students will also have more opportunities to learn from the choices they make.

Progressive discipline promotes positive student behaviour. It also enables the principal to choose the consequences that are appropriate to the student's needs and behaviour.

The Facts on Suspension and Expulsion

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Find statistics on suspensions and expulsions.