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Progressive Discipline is a strategy within a Whole School Approach that promotes positive student behaviour and enables the school administrator to choose from a con​tinuum of interventions and supports to address inappropriate student behaviour. Positive student behaviour is promoted at school by helping students make good choices.

Progressive Discipline has several important elements, including: 
  • Engaging parents — ongoing dialogue with parents about students’ achievement and behaviour
  • Helping students learn — students have opportunities to learn from the choices they make
  • Offering supports — early intervention and on-going support for students is critical

Schools help prevent inappropriate behaviour by implementing pro-active programs such as bullying prevention and intervention, character education and citizenship development.

Progressive Discipline:
A new approach to help make schools safer
Fall, 2008

​DDSB Board Policies and Regulations

Security and Safety

Positive School Climate

DDSB Code of Conduct and Discipline for Students
Whole School Approach​​​​Restorative PracticeCharacter EducationBullying & Cyberbullying Prevention & InterventionWell-BeingSafety and SecuritySelf Regulation


​​Board Resources

Progressive Discipline:
A Bias-Free A​pproach
School Climate Surveys:
Promoting Positive
School Climates


Durham District School Board
400 Taunton Road East,
Whitby, ON
L1R 2K6 Canada

Phone: 905-666-5500
Fax: 905-666-6474
Toll Free: 1-800-265-3968
TTY 905-666-6943, 877-868-5575
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