CMSD82 Parent Information Bulletin – Student Threat Assessment Protocol, Fair Notice, September 2019  (click on link to open)

 

Dear CMSD82 Parents & Guardians:

Coast Mountains School District 82 is committed to providing safe and caring learning environments for all students, staff, school visitors and community members.  Our school district has been involved in intensive safety training with our community partners: the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Ministry of Children and Family Development, and other community agencies and services.  Together, we have developed a plan for responding to all situations in our schools in which students may be posing a threat to themselves or others.

The Parent Information Bulletin and accompanying letter from my office was distributed to all parents/guardians on September 11, 2019 which outlined the regulations that Coast Mountains School District now has in place that require district staff and principals to complete a Violent Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA) in all cases of students making significant threats in our schools.  In all our school communities we have signed off on a formalized community-based VTRA protocol. Such protocols outline how organizations will collaborate and work together to respond quickly to threatening behaviour.  The purpose of the assessment is to determine how best to reduce the risk to others so that we maintain an environment where students, staff, parents/guardians and others feel safe, and to ensure students receive help from the appropriate community agencies.

The intent of the letter issued on September 11, 2019 provides our community with fair notice.  Please reference the Parent Information Bulletin regarding the Student Threat Assessment Protocol (click on link to open – also provided above).

We are proud to be able to provide this level of support to our school communities and are most fortunate to have our community partners at our side. We believe that by working together with students, their families, and the community we can support young people to be healthy and happy.

Sincerely yours,

Janet Meyer
Acting Superintendent of Schools

 

 

 

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