When volunteers enter a school where they may encounter a violent or aggressive student, how much information should the school board share?
That was a question posed by Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) trustee and chairperson Peter Beacock at a Feb. 28 meeting.
According to superintendent Chris Samis, the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) is very clear about the school board’s duty to share information.
According to the school board’s policy that covers managing students with behaviours that may cause a risk of injury, student information, programs, services, and supports such as safety plans are confidential and private.
The OHSA says it may be necessary to disclose some of that information to…