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Chapter 30 (Supp)

HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, enacts as follows:

Amends RSA 2000 cS‑3

1   The School Act is amended by this Act.

1998 c28 s1

2   Section 39(1) is amended by adding the following after clause (f):

                                 (g)    prescribe standardized objectives for the study of computer technology.

1998 c28 s2

3   The following is added after section 60:

Board policy regarding student conduct

60.1(1)  A board shall develop and implement a written policy respecting student conduct that addresses, but is not limited to, the following activities in the school and on the school grounds and during activities sponsored or approved by the board:

                                              (a)    physical violence;

                                             (b)    sexual assault;

                                              (c)    sexual abuse;

                                             (d)    vandalism;

                                              (e)    the use or possession of a firearm or other dangerous weapon;

                                              (f)    the use or possession of a narcotic;

                                             (g)    the use or possession of alcohol or tobacco;

                                             (h)    threats or intimidation of any kind against another person.

(2)  In developing a policy under subsection (1), a board shall solicit and give due consideration to input received from parents, students, teachers and principals.

(3)  A policy established under subsection (1) shall provide counselling for students where appropriate.

(4)  A policy established under subsection (1) shall include penalty options that enable students to continue pursuing their studies.

2000 c16 s2

4   This Act comes into force on Proclamation.

1998 c28 s3