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Respectful and Fair Treatment of Students Policy


Respectful and Fair Treatment of Students Policy (Bullying and Harassment Policy)

iTTTi Vancouver is committed to ensuring that its learning environment promotes the respectful and fair treatment of all students. iTTTi Vancouver acknowledges its responsibility to provide a safe and civil environment for students to learn in. Harassment, intimidation, bullying, and discrimination disrupt both a student’s ability to learn and a school’s ability to educate its students in a safe environment. Since students learn by example, school administrators, faculty, staff and volunteers should demonstrate appropriate behavior, treating others with civility and respect and refusing to tolerate harassment, intimidation, bullying or discrimination.

While on iTTTi Vancouver premises or in the course of activities or events hosted by iTTTi Vancouver the following activities are prohibited:

• Bullying

• Harassment

• Intimidation

• Discrimination

We accept that bullying, harassment, intimidation, or discrimination means any gesture or written, verbal or physical act that takes place on school property, at any school-sponsored function that: a) is motivated by any actual or perceived characteristic, such as race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or a mental, physical or sensory disability; and, b) a reasonable person should know, under the circumstances, that the act(s) will have the effect of harming a student or damaging the student’s property, or placing a student in reasonable fear of harm to his person or damage to his property; or c) has the effect of insulting or demeaning any student or group of students in such a way as to cause substantial disruption in, or substantial interference with, the orderly operation of the school.

If under any circumstances, a prohibited activity occurs, the following outlines the process for addressing the activity:

Step 1 The student may report to a counselor in a safe, private environment about the issue. A translator will be provided when appropriate.

Step 2 The counselor will consider a variety of factors (such as age and maturity level of the students involved or the severity of the circumstances) and recommend a course of action to the principal.

Step 3 The principal will determine which course of action or punishment is necessary based on the factors above and these actions can be in the range of a simple warning all the way to expulsion. In all cases, safety and welfare of the students is tantamount, and the school will retain a position of zero tolerance on bullying, harassment and discrimination.