Student Planner Update

All student planners have information regarding the TDSB’s Code of Conduct which includes the chart, “Chart of Consequences of Inappropriate Student Behaviour”. This year’s version was printed in error as this chart is out of date. Please retain this updated chart for your reference as the version in the student planner no longer applies.

Chart of Consequences of Inappropriate Student Behaviour

SUSPENSIONS

Principal May

Notify Police
A principal shall consider in accordance with Section 306. (1) of the

Issue Suspension

May

Shall

Education Act
1. Uttering a threat to inflict serious bodily harm on another person*

1–19 Days

X

2. Possessing alcohol or illegal drugs*

1–19 Days

X

3. Being under the influence of alcohol*

1–19 Days

X

4. Swearing at a teacher or at another person in a position of authority*

1–19 Days

N/A

N/A

5. Committing an act of vandalism that causes extensive damage to school
property at the pupil’s school or to property located on the premises of

1–19 Days

X

the pupil’s school*
6. Bullying*

1–19 Days

X

*Any activity listed in section 306(1) motivated by hate, bias or prejudice based on the prohibited
grounds of the OHRC and gender identity and expression will be considered suspendable under
section 310(1) of the Education Act.

 

SUSPENSIONS

Principal May

Notify Police
A principal may consider in accordance with Board policy and Section 306.

Issue Suspension

May

Shall

(1) 7. of the Education Act
1. Willful destruction of school property; vandalism causing damage to

1–19 Days

school or Board property or property located on school or Board

X

premises*
2. Use of profane or improper language*

1–19 Days

N/A

3. Use of tobacco*

1–19 Days

X

4. Theft*

1–19 Days

X

5. Aid or incite harmful behaviour*

1–19 Days

X

6. Physical assault*

1–19 Days

X

7. Being under the influence of illegal drugs*

1–19 Days

X

8. Fighting*

1–19 Days

X

9. Possession or misuse of any harmful substances*

1–19 Days

X

10. Extortion*

1–19 Days

X

11. Inappropriate use of electronic communications or media devices*

1–19 Days

X

12. An act considered by the school’s principal to be a breach of the Board’s

1–19 Days

X

or school’s code of conduct*
13. Immunization

20 Days

N/A

N/A

* Any activity listed in section 306(1) motivated by hate, bias or prejudice based on the prohibited
grounds of the OHRC and gender identity and expression will be considered suspendable under
section 310(1) of the Education Act.

 

SUSPENSIONS PENDING POSSIBLE EXPULSION Notify Police
Section 310. (1) of the Education Act:

Principal May

Principal shall issue a suspension pending possible expulsion, and then

Issue Suspension

May

Shall

conduct an investigation within five (5) school days. Following the
investigation, confirm the suspension, shorten the suspension, withdraw the
suspension, or refer to the Board for a hearing.
1. Possessing a weapon, including a firearm

1–20 Days

X

2. Using a weapon to cause or to threaten bodily harm to another person

1–20 Days

X

3. Committing physical assault on another person that causes bodily harm

1–20 Days

X

requiring treatment by a medical practitioner
4. Committing sexual assault  (Refer to Board Policy P.045: Dealing With

1–20 Days

X

Abuse and Neglect of Students)
5. Trafficking in weapons or illegal drugs

1–20 Days

X

6. Committing robbery

1–20 Days

X

7. Giving alcohol to a minor

1–20 Days

X

7.1 Bullying if,
i.   the pupil has previously been suspended for engaging in bullying

1–20 Days

X

and,
ii.  The pupil’s continuing presence in the school creates an
unacceptable risk to the safety of another person.
7.2 Any activity listed in section 306(1) motivated by bias, prejudice or hate
based on race, national or ethnic origin, language, colour, religion, sex,

1–20 Days

X

X

age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity,
gender expression, or any other similar factor
SUSPENSIONS PENDING POSSIBLE EXPULSION Notify Police
In accordance with Board Policy and Section 310. (1) 8 of the Education Act

Principal May

Principal shall issue a suspension pending possible expulsion, and then

Issue Suspension

May

Shall

conduct an investigation within five (5) school days. Following the
investigation, confirm the suspension, shorten the suspension, withdraw the
suspension, or refer to the Board for a hearing.
1. Possession of an explosive substance

1–20 Days

X

2. Sexual harassment

1–20 Days

X

3. Hate motivated occurrences

1–20 Days

X

4. Distribution of hate material

1–20 Days

X

5. Racial harassment

1–20 Days

X

6.  An act considered by the principal to be a serious breach of the Board’s or school’s code of conduct

1–20 Days

X

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