procedure is intended to ensure the safety of the students and staff of
the schools of the Division. It is also intended to ensure the primacy
of student learning and to therefore minimize distractions from learning
1. All visitors shall report to the main office of the school upon entry to the premises.
2. Whenever possible, visitors to schools should not interrupt the learning activities of students.
The principal has the authority to determine the availability of
students to visitors. They also have the ability to limit the
jurisdiction of visitors and to further request that visitors leave the
premises, unless the visitor has a legal capacity to be active on the
In the event that a visitor refuses to comply with the direction of
the principal, the visitor becomes a trespasser and the police shall be
Every effort shall be made to safeguard students from any risk
behaviour displayed by such a visitor. However, school personnel must
also be careful not to place themselves at risk.
Reference: Section 175, Education Act
The Trespass to Property Act
April 1, 2011