Dauphin, Canada

There’s a process to determine the outcome for disciplinary action, when a serious incident happens at school involving a student’s behaviour.

When it comes to suspension the maximum days allowed by a principal, is five days, and anything more must go to the superintendent and board.

Mountain View School Division Superintendent CEO, Donna Davidson, wants students to learn from their mistakes.

“We always want discipline to be a learning experience. We always want, obviously, children make mistakes and we want them to learn from those mistakes and move forward so that we can ensure that not only that they are safe but the safety of staff and students is front and center.”

Staff and students safety is always paramount in all decisions made surrounding suspension and expulsion.