Recognizing Outstanding Commitment To Bullying Prevention
McGuinty Government Introduces New Premier's Safe Schools Awards
Safe schools teams across Ontario will be recognized for standing up against bullying in their schools.
The annual Premier's Safe Schools Awards will recognize up to 10 teams that have done exceptional and innovative work in fostering a safe and inclusive school environment.
Every school across Ontario has a safe schools team that is responsible for school safety. Teams include a student, parent, teacher, non-teaching staff member, community partner and the principal.
Nominations are now open. Teams will be honoured during Education Week, May 2 to 6, 2011.
- Starting today, anyone in the school community can submit a nomination. The deadline is March 31, 2011.
- A selection panel will review the nominations and award recipients will be announced in the spring.
- Since 2004, the McGuinty government has invested over $230 million in its Safe Schools Strategy.
“Safe schools teams work hard to give young people a safe and positive learning environment. These awards are a great way to recognize their contributions to school safety and their dedication to student success.”