Lloydminister Public School Division

(780) 875-5541 Fax: (780) 875-7829

5017 - 46 Street
Lloydminster, Alberta T9V 1R4

Administrative Procedures

Administrative Procedure 390

Mediation of Conflicts Involving Students

Background

Where a difference or conflict arises in the relationship of a student to the school (other than a matter involving programs or placements for students with intensive needs), the parent/caregiver, on behalf of that student, is entitled to immediate access to these procedures for the purposes of investigation and mediation of any differences or conflicts.  Resolutions of such differences or conflicts are to be made at the lowest possible organizational level.  The Lloydminster Public School Division expects parents/caregivers, and staff members to make every reasonable effort to communicate respectfully to resolve differences or conflicts in the best interests of the individual student and the operational needs of the school and Lloydminster Public School Division.  The articulation of the difference or conflict by the parent/caregiver and efforts of staff and the Lloydminster Public School Division to investigate and mediate the matter is to take place in a reasonably timely manner.

Procedures

  1. Where a difference or conflict arises with respect to any aspect of the relationship of a student to a situation at the classroom level, the parent/caregiver is to consult with the teacher in order to effect resolution.
  2. Where a difference or conflict arises with respect to any aspect of the relationship of a student to a situation at the school level (ie:  not with respect to a classroom problem), or where, notwithstanding the efforts of the parent/caregiver to address a difference or conflict at the classroom level with a teacher, the difference or conflict remains unresolved, the parent/caregiver may refer the matter to the Principal or Vice Principal of the school for mediation.
  3. Should the parent/caregiver not be satisfied that the difference or conflict has been dealt with reasonably and appropriately at the school level, they may refer the matter to the Superintendent of Education. The Superintendent of Education shall investigate the matter and endeavor to mediate an appropriate resolution.
  4. Should the parent/caregiver not be satisfied that the difference or conflict has been dealt with reasonably and appropriately by the Superintendent of Education, they may refer the matter to the Director of Education. The Director of Education shall investigate the matter and endeavor to mediate an appropriate resolution or may choose to refer the matter to the Board of Education.
  5. Should the parent/caregiver not be satisfied that the difference or conflict has been resolved by the Director of Education, or, if the Director of Education choses to refer the matter to the Board of Education, the Board of Education shall investigate the matter and, within its authority as set out in the Education Act of Saskatchewan, render a final decision with respect to the matter. Such resolution may be affected by the Board of Education or by a committee appointed by the Board of Education.

Reference
Section 148, 175, 231 Education Act, 1995

Cross Reference
Policy 13 - Appeals and Hearings Regarding Student Matters

Revised
June 2009
August 2023