North Vancouver School District
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Policy 301: Student Safety and Welfare
Revised:  September 25, 2001
Revised: March 8, 2016


The establishment and maintenance of safe learning environments for all students is a high priority for the Board.   As such, schools should provide learning environments where students can attend without fear or threat of unsafe conditions, violence or harassment, to ensure personal physical and emotional well being.
The Board will ensure that particular attention is paid to:
  • Meeting requirements of regulatory safety agencies
  • Working in partnership with parents as it pertains to the safety of students
  • Offering safety education to students and staff as pertinent to particular subjects and activities

  • Reviewing and upholding school codes of conduct
  • Developing and maintaining safe emotional conditions for students
  • Observing and promoting safe interactions between and with students
  • Promoting respectful interactions, attitudes, and behaviours

  • Developing and maintaining safe physical conditions on school properties 
  • Observing and upholding safe practices, particularly in those areas of instruction and student activities that present special hazards. 

Review of the Policy

The Superintendent or the Superintendent's designate will review this policy as required.