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IHF Student Safety

Adopted: June 16, 1986
Amended: April 23, 2012


The Board believes that it has a responsibility for the safety and well-being of students and wishes to ensure that no student knowingly be placed in a situation where a potential for unacceptably high risk exists. Every effort, including the provision of reasonable supervision by teachers or other responsible adults, will be made to reduce the potential for injury or damage to health or welfare of students.


  1. When students are in school, engaging in school-sponsored activities, or traveling to and from school on school buses, they are responsible to the school, and the school is responsible for supervision. School personnel assigned to their supervision serve in loco parentis.
  2. The Board expects all students to be under assigned adult supervision at all times when they are in school, on school grounds, traveling under school auspices, or engaging in school-sponsored activities. School personnel assigned this supervision are expected to act as reasonably prudent adults in providing for the safety of all students in their charge. The supervision must be appropriate to the needs of each child, the activity being undertaken, and the physical conditions of the environment.
  3. During school hours, or while engaging in school-sponsored activities, students will be released only into the custody of parents or other persons identified by the parents.
  4. The school administration will ensure that anyone who wishes to contact a student during the school day has the authority to do so.


Legal References: Alberta School Act: Sections, 45 (8)

Cross Reference:

HICA Field Trips and Excursions – Special Events

CM Volunteers

EBCDA Inclement Weather

Need-to-Know: A Guide for Timely and Ongoing Information Sharing between  School Officials and Justice System Personnel with the Youth Criminal Justice Act (2003).  Canadian School Boards Association, Ottawa, ON: Author 


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