Education Law : School Safety: Protecting Students and Staff from Significant Safety Risks (Archived Video Stream) 

Mar. 27, 2013
Toronto Online

This is the archived version of a program presented on March 27, 2013. 

We are all too familiar with recent incidents of school shootings in the United States and in Canada, as well as the Ministry of Education’s communication that all elementary school, will have only one point of entry.

This panel will consider and discuss issues related to protecting students and school staff from significant safety risks posed by students and community members while balancing the sometimes competing interests of civil liberties and efficiency. They will debate the efficacy of video surveillance of school premises, threat risk assessment processes, locked and surveilled single points of entry, mandatory lanyards and mental health services.

Julian Falconer, Falconer Practice Group, Falconer Charney LLP
Jerry Powidajko, Superintendent of Staff Development and School Support, Peel District School Board
Ted Libera, Coordinating Principal, Caring and Safe Schools Department, Toronto District School Board

Program Chairs:
Grant Bowers, Counsel, Toronto District School Board
Nadya Tymochenko, Partner, Miller Thomson LLP


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