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JOBWORKS Employment Education Programs Inc.

ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOL

(Hereinafter called “Jobworks Alternative High School”)

VIOLENCE/THREATS/ABUSE/WEAPONS POLICY

Policy

Jobworks Alternative High School recognizes that any form of violence, threats, abuse and/or the use/possession of weapons is illegal and harmful to the physical and mental well-being of an individual, as well as others. It also affects the social and educational development of the individual and that of others. Jobworks Alternative High School will not tolerate any form of violence, threats, abuse and/or the use/possession of weapons. Jobworks Alternative High School supports the collaboration with parents/guardians and other community organizations to ensure that our learning environment is safe, comfortable and free of violence, threats, abuse and weapons.

 

Guidelines

 

  • To support our violence, threats, abuse and weapons free learning environment Jobworks Alternative High School will:
  •  Have zero tolerance for violence, threats, abuse and weapons
  •  Refer to outside agencies for support and information
  •  Work with parents/guardians
  •  Use good judgment when dealing with incidences related to violence, threats, abuse and/or weapons. Staff has the right, under the Manitoba Public School’s Act, to act as a wise and judicious parent and will ensure that all students are provided equal opportunity to learn in a safe and non-threatening environment

 

Procedures

 

The Jobworks Alternative High School Violence/Threats/Abuse/Weapons Policy prohibits all forms of violence, threats, abuse and/or the use/possession of weapons on school property, while traveling to and from school events, or during school activities offsite.

 

Jobworks Alternative High School will respond in the following manner to any form of violence, threats and/or abuse:

 

 Ask the student to leave the class for an Informal Interview with school staff and/or administrator(s)/appropriate personnel to discuss the incident

 

  •  Ask the student to leave the program
  •  Contact the parent(s)/guardian(s)

 

In addition to the above, Jobworks Alternative High School may also respond to violence, threats and/or abuse in the following ways:

 

  •  Call the Police or an appropriate Service Agency
  •  Refer the student to attend an external program and/or attend counseling
  •  Expel the student
  •  Invoke any other consequences/recommendations deemed appropriate by Jobworks Alternative High School staff and/or administration

 

 

Jobworks Alternative High School will respond in the following manner to a suspected possession of a weapon:

 

 

  •  Ask the student to leave the class for an Informal Interview with school staff and/or administrator(s)/appropriate personnel to discuss the incident
  •  Request a search of the student’s personal belongings in the presence of school staff and/or administrator(s)/appropriate personnel
  •  Contact the parent(s)/guardian(s)

 

In addition to the above, Jobworks Alternative High School may also respond to a suspected possession of a weapon in the following ways:

 

  •  Call the Police or an appropriate Service Agency
  •  Ask the student to leave the program
  •  Expel the student
  •  Invoke any other consequences/recommendations deemed appropriate by Jobworks Alternative High School staff and/or administration

 

 

Jobworks Alternative High School will respond in the following manner to the possession of a weapon:

 

  •  Call the Police and any applicable Service Agency immediately
  •  Ask the student to leave the class for an Informal Interview with school staff and/or administrator(s)/appropriate personnel to discuss the incident
  •  Confiscate the weapon if possible
  •  Ask the student to leave the program
  •  Contact the parent(s)/guardian(s)

 

In addition to the above, Jobworks Alternative High School may also respond to the possession of a weapon in the following ways:

 

  •  Refer the student to attend an external program and/or attend counseling
  •  Expel the student
  •  Invoke any other consequences/recommendations deemed appropriate by Jobworks Alternative High School staff and/or administration

 

 

Jobworks Alternative High School will respond in the following manner to the use of a weapon:

 

  •  Call the Police and any applicable Service Agency immediately
  •  Ask the student to leave the class for an Informal Interview with school staff and/or administrator(s)/appropriate personnel to discuss the incident
  •  Confiscate the weapon if possible 
  • Ask the student to leave the program
  •  Contact the parent(s)/guardian(s)

 

In addition to the above, Jobworks Alternative High School may also respond to the use of a weapon in the following ways:

 

  •  Refer the student to attend an external program and/or attend counseling
  •  Expel the student
  •  Invoke any other consequences/recommendations deemed appropriate by Jobworks Alternative High School staff and/or administration

 

***Students who refuse to discuss the situation or refuse a search of personal belongings will be asked to leave the program immediately***



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