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The Greater Essex Logo for Safe SchoolsCounty District School Board is committed to providing safe learning, teaching, and work environments for students, staff and community members. 
It is essential that all students have a safe, caring and accepting school environment in order to maximize their learning potential.  A positive school climate is needed to promote “responsibility, respect, civility and academic excellence” within the school.  These positive standards of behaviour apply not only to students, but also to all individuals involved in our school system – parents or guardians, volunteers, visitors, teachers and other staff members – whether they are on school or Board property, on school buses, at bus transfer points, or at school or Board-authorized events or activities. Adherence to these requirements and to those set out by the Education Act, Part XIII is expected of all members of the school community.
The Board supports these guiding principles through its Safe Schools policy, regulations, administrative procedures and related guidelines.   Please note these regulations, administrative procedures and guidelines are currently being updated and/or revised.  As they are completed, they will be posted.  For questions or concerns in the interim, please contact our Safe Schools Department at 519-255-3200 extension 10393.

Ministry Downloadable documents

Keeping Our Kids Safe at School.pdf


GECDSB Downloadable documents

Suspension Gu​ide.pdf  

Suspension Pending Expulsion.pdf

Alternative Suspension Program brochure.pdf​ 

Compass Program Cover Side.pdfCompass Program Cover Side.pdf 

Compass Program Inside.pdfCompass Program Inside.pdf


Student Violent Threat Risk Assessment Brochure.pdf


GECDSB Safe School Policy

Safe Schools P-AD-16.pdfSafe Schools P-AD-16.pdf


GECDSB Safe School Regulations

Safe Schools R-AD-16.pdfSafe Schools R-AD-16.pdf

Bullying Prevention and Intervention R-AD-29.pdf

Progressive Discipline R-AD-30.pdfProgressive Discipline R-AD-30.pdf 

Code of Conduct R-AD-28.pdfCode of Conduct R-AD-28.pdf

Code of Conduct R-AD-28 Appendix 1.pdf

Suspension and Expulsion R-AD-51.pdf 

Delegation of Authority Regarding Student Discipline R-AD-37.pdf

Safe Arrivals Program R-AD-10.pdf

Smoke Free Environment R-AD-62.pdf

Student Searches R-AD-08.pdf

Access to School Premises R-AD-54.pdfAccess to School Premises R-AD-54.pdf

Opening and Closing Exercises R-AD-53.pdfOpening and Closing Exercises R-AD-53.pdf