Wahnapitae First Nation, Student Bullying Policy
Bullying: Bullying is defined as aggressive and typically repeated behaviour by a student where,
The behaviour is intended by the student to have the effect of, or the student ought to know that the behaviour would be likely to have the effect of
- Causing harm, fear or distress to another individual, including physical, psychological, social or acadeic harm, harm to the individual's reputation or harm to the individual's property, or
- Creating a negative environment on the school bus for another individual, and
- The behaviour occurs in a context where there is a real or perceived power imbalance between the student and the individual based on factors such as size, strength, age, intelligence, peer group power, social status, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, family circumstances, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, disability or the receipt of special
Bullying: For the purpose of the definition of "bullying", bullying includes the use of any physical, verbal, electronic, written or other means.
Wahnapitae First Nation's intention is to encourage children to examine their behaviour in light of the commitment to good behaviour and to move toward social maturity. Wahnapitae First Nations goal is to inform students as to the direct effect their behaviour has on the safety of the bus, the maintenance of order on the bus and the rights of other riders and of the driver.
Wahnapitae First Nation Chief and Council recognizes that in some circumstances, positive practices may not be sufficient to address inappropriate student behaviour. In such circumstances, Wahnapitae First Nation in collaboration with school principals supports the use of consequences, including suspension and expulsion from the school bus.
Wahnapitae First Nation, School Bus Transportation Policy & Procedures
Wahnapitae First Nation considers the safety of students to be a paramount importance and takes all reasonable precautions to ensure that all aspects of the transportation system comply with the relevant laws, regulations and safety standard. Wahnapitae First Nation Cooperates with local police services and the Ministry of Transportation on all matters related to school bus safety.
WAHNAPITAE FIRST NATION'S RESPONSIBILITY TO PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION:
Wahnapitae First Nation ensures safety and efficiency in delivery of student's transportation to students living on-reserve of Junior Kindergarten through to Grade 12 through common operational procedures.
Transportation to and from school is the responsibility of the students and their parents or guardians.
Wahnapitae First Nation may provide for a pupil who is enrolled in a school that the board operates, transportation to and from the school that the pupils attends.
School transportation services are a privilege, not a right, and can be withdrawn if the rules are not followed.
Wahnapitae First Nation has established policies and procedures to ensure that school transportation services are at all times reliable, equitable and safe.