Leaving Home Part II: You’ve decided to Leave Home…Now What?

Leaving Home will be a series of blog posts providing information to youth who have questions about their rights and responsibilities about leaving home. These blog posts offer general information only. For particular issues specific to a personal situation, contact JFCY to speak to a lawyer. Today’s blog peice answers some questions about what happens…

BACK TO SCHOOL!!!!

JFCY wishes all Ontario students a happy first day of school. Here are some quick legal facts about school in Ontario: 1) You are eligible to attend public school starting at age 42) You MUST attend school from ages 6-18, or until you graduate high school (unless you have a valid legal excuse)3) If you…

EXPULSIONS

Your school Code of Conduct and the Education Act tell what conduct (for example selling drugs, assault, or having a weapon) can result in an expulsion. Expulsions are recorded in your Ontario Student Record – if you change schools, they will know what happened. Who decides? What can happen? The principal will suspend you while…

SUSPENSIONS

Your school’s Code of Conduct and the Education Act tell you what conduct can result in a suspension. Suspensions are recorded in your Ontario Student Record – if you change schools they will know what happened. How long can I be suspended for? · Suspensions can last from up to 20 school days. If it…