Code of Ethics

All Members of the Victoria School Council shall…

  • Consider the best interests of all students

  • Be guided by the school’s and the school board’s mission statements

  • Act within the limits of the roles and responsibilities of a school council, as identified by the school’s operating guidelines, the school board, and by the Ontario Ministry of Education

  • Become familiar with the school’s policies and operating practices and act in accordance with them

  • Maintain the highest standards of integrity

  • Recognize and respect the personal integrity of each member of the school community

  • Treat all other members with respect and allow for diverse opinions to be shared without interruption

  • Encourage a positive environment in which individual contributions are encouraged and valued

  • Acknowledge democratic principles and accept the consensus of the council

  • Respect the confidential nature of some school business and respect limitations this may place on the operation of the school council

  • Not disclose confidential information

  • Limit discussions at school council meetings to matters of concern to the school community as a whole

  • Use the established communication channels when questions or concerns arise

  • Promote high standards of ethical practice within the school community

  • Declare any conflict of interest

  • Not accept any payment or benefit financially through school council involvement.