Code of Conduct

Continuing Education Maple Ridge Pitt MeadowsCode of Conduct

Respect for Human Rights:
In fostering a community of respect, inclusion, fairness and equity, we expect persons to not discriminate based on race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or age.

The Human Rights Codes [RSBC 1996, c210] will be respected:
Excerpt from Section 7 Discriminatory publication
7 (1) A person must not publish, issue or display, or cause to be published, issued or displayed, any
statement, publication, notice, sign, symbol, emblem, or other representation that
(a) indicates discrimination or an intention to discriminate against a person, a group, or class of persons, or
(b) is likely to expose a person or a group or class of persons to hatred or contempt

Excerpt from Section 8 Discrimination in accommodation, service, and facility
8 (1) A person must not, without a bona fide and reasonable justification,
(a) deny to a person or class of persons any accommodation, service or facility customarily available to the public, or
(b) discriminate against a person or class of persons regarding any accommodation, service or facility customarily available to the public.

Dress Code:
The school district is committed to providing students with learning environments that are safe, responsive, and inclusive. The district recognizes that decisions about dress reflect individual expression of identity, socio-cultural norms, and that they are personal.

Students may attend school and school-related functions in dress of their choice provided that their choices:
• Conform with established health and safety requirements for the intended activity;
• Do not represent or promote weapons, gang culture, alcohol or drugs;
• Use respectful language;
• Do not depict or promote violence, racism, sexism or discrimination; and
• Are not intimidating to others.

Ultimately, the school administration has the responsibility to apply the dress guidelines when necessary. If any person dresses in an inappropriate manner, the student should be advised personally and discretely and given an opportunity to meet school district guidelines.

Code of Conduct additional items

  1. All members of the school community are expected to:
    • be courteous in word and action
    • use appropriate language
    • respect the property of others
    • use mobile devices must with discretion, respecting the learning environment of others
  2. Anyone possessing or under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be referred to the Principal. 
  3. Smoking or using e-cigarettes is not permitted on SD42 property.
  4. Weapons or any implement used as a weapon are not permitted on SD42 property.
  5. The use of the Internet in Continuing Education programs must abide by School District Policy. 
  6. Academic Honesty is integral to a learning environment. Plagiarism of any kind will be investigated.