Code of Conduct

Burnaby School District’s Code of Conduct has been established
to maintain a safe, caring and healthy learning environment.

It is the shared responsibility of students, staff, parents / guardians and the
broader community, to demonstrate positive conduct while attending
any school or District related activity, at any location.

All members of the school community have an obligation to:
• Support learning
• Promote safety
• Respect property, environment, personal space and privacy
• Model courtesy, compassion and respect

All members of the school community must refrain from engaging in any
in-person or digital communication or behaviour that is considered to be:
• Interfering with the learning and working of others
• Bullying, harassing, intimidating, retaliating, discriminating or violent
• Unsafe or illegal including the possession, use or distribution of illegal
or restricted substances, or the possession of weapons or replicas

All members of the school community are expected to comply with the
purpose and spirit of the BC Human Rights Code, including not engaging
in discriminatory conduct on the basis of race, colour, ancestry, place of
origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability,
sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or age.

Every effort will be made to support individuals and to determine the
root causes of behaviour. If the safety or educational program of others
is compromised, or if there is an ongoing failure to meet the expectations
of the Code of Conduct, a range of consequences will follow.
Whenever possible, incidents will be resolved by discussion, mediation
and restitution.

All members of the Burnaby School District community have the
right to be treated fairly and consistently, and should know and
understand this Code of Conduct.