Progressive Student Discipline

The Calgary Board of Education further defines the duties and responsibilities of students. (Source: Administrative Regulation 6006 – Progressive Student Discipline

The purpose of this Administrative Regulation is:

  • To support the creation of welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environments for students that respect diversity and foster a sense of belonging for all members of our school community.
  • To create the conditions to help students engage in their learning. 
  • To identify key responsibilities and accountabilities for CBE students.
  • To outline the expectations for responses to student behaviour. 
  • To provide guidelines and expectations supporting an effective school-wide approach to progressive student discipline.

Students will be held accountable to the CBE for their behaviour and conduct as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct.

Students whose behaviour fails to comply with:

CBE Student Code of Conduct; or Section 12 of the School Act will be subject to disciplinary measures up to and including suspension or expulsion.

At Queen Elizabeth, students are expected to “respect the rights and property of others”, in particular the right to learn, the right to feel safe and secure, and the right to personal property. Involvement in activities that do not uphold these expectations, duties and responsibilities, may result in disciplinary action. While it is impossible to outline exactly how the school will respond in each and every discipline situation, students who are involved with: fighting; uttering threats; intimidation; harassment; bullying; weapons; use, possession of, distribution of or active contact with or collection of money for illicit drugs, alcohol or inhalants in school or on school board property or in the context of any school-related activity, can anticipate an immediate response from school personnel.

While the initial responsibility to resolve incidents rests with students, parents and teachers working in partnership, on occasion, unacceptable student behaviour may result in a referral to the office to meet with an Assistant Principal or the Principal. Disciplinary action may result in loss of access to services and privileges around the school; detention or meeting with a teacher before or after school ; a referral for counselling or recommendation to parents for intervention; in-school suspension, suspension from school for a period of up to and including five days, or, suspension with a recommendation for expulsion to CBE Suspensions.

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