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Support Staff Misconduct


A support staff member’s misconduct may warrant suspension or termination.


Just cause is defined as any act that could seriously affect the operation or reputation of the Division. Examples of just cause include willful misconduct, disobedience, or deliberate neglect of duty, where these actions are not condoned by the employer.


  1. If a Principal/site supervisor has reasonable grounds to believe that a support staff member has been guilty of misconduct, the Principal/site supervisor may suspend the support staff member without prior notice and without pay.
  2. If an investigation of the support staff member’s conduct substantiates just cause for dismissal, the Superintendent may proceed with termination of employment.
  3. Just cause dismissal requires no prior notification.


Sections 20, 60, 61, 113, 116 School Act

Employment Standards Act

CUPE Collective Agreement

Terms of Employment

Board Policy 12 Role of the Superintendent


June 2008