CBE Hires Independent Consultant to Lead Bullying Review
The Calgary Board of Education has hired Dr. Kent Donlevy to conduct its bullying review.
The purpose of this internal review is to measure the effectiveness of the CBE’s policy framework and practices to address bullying in CBE schools.
The review, which is anticipated to be completed early in the 2019-20 school year, is expected to identify if there are gaps in policies, training or supporting processes. The process will include focus groups with teachers, school administrators and central office staff about school-based responses to bullying and how well their experiences and understandings align with CBE policies and practices.
Based on the outcome of this review, the CBE will determine next steps regarding how to include students, parents and other stakeholders in a broader conversation about bullying.
Dr. Kent Donlevy Biography
Dr. Kent Donlevy is an associate professor in the Werklund School of Education. He is the Chair of the Research Ethics Appeal Board, and the Grievance Advisor for the Faculty Association at the University of Calgary. He teaches ethics and law and is an annual lecturer in the civil litigation course in the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta. He has a B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed., Ph.D (Educational Administration) and J.D. (University of Saskatchewan).
He has been a kindergarten to Grade 12 teacher in both Saskatchewan and Alberta, a school principal, and a negotiator for both the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation and the Alberta Teachers’ Association. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles in various international jurisdictions and has co-authored the Guides to Alberta School Law, Saskatchewan School Law, and Ontario School Law.
His current research involves writing of an edited book, Current Issues in Educational Law in the Three Canadian Territories, and he is researching Violence in Alberta’s Urban High Schools. He has been a member of the Saskatchewan Law Society since 1985, and has presented at the Canadian Association for the Practical Study of Law in Education’s (CAPSLE) Annual Conferences since 2013. He also serves on the CAPLSE Board.
CBE Launches Independent Review of Processes and Policies Related to Bullying
May 09, 2019
The CBE has initiated an independent review of our policies and processes related to bullying in all of our schools.
This review is expected to be completed by the start of the 2019-20 school year.
We take concerns seriously and we are committed to providing welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environments for our students.
We all have a responsibility to end bullying wherever it is happening. This isn’t work we can do alone. We are thankful for the many community partners and services that come together to support our students and families.
If students and parents have concerns about bullying, they are encouraged to speak with their teacher and school principal.