School board to consider restraint policy

  • Feb. 28, 2014 10:00 a.m.

School District 50 will be considering a policy on restraining and secluding problem students when it meets later this month. At the board meeting in Queen Charlotte on Tuesday (Feb. 25), trustees asked district staff to prepare a policy, since there is none at the moment.Superintendent Angus Wilson told the board that there is a move afoot in the province to ban both restraining children and isolating them in a separate room (see stophurtingkids.com).”It is not a bad idea to have a policy that states what is appropriateÂ…,” he said, “we’ll probably look at putting a policy in.”He told the Observer later that, at the moment, there are no students in the district that need restraining or isolation, and he noted that semantics or vocabulary play a part in the discussion, because if a teacher, for example, steps in to stop a fight, that could be considered restraint.”I think we need to have it on our minds. We are lucky our students are not suffering that way. We should be prepared,” trustee Sharon Matthews said.Mr. Wilson will report back to the board with a sample policy at its meeting later this month.

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