Who is accountable for school accidents?

Teachers are responsible for carrying out reasonable safety measures and protocols, maintaining order and discipline of students under their care in the classroom and other areas of the school grounds, and perform their expected supervisory roles.

Principals must manage the school (including staff such as education support workers) and its activities in a way that adequately supervises and disciplines students.

School boards must ensure schools under their direction adhere to the rules and regulations outlined in the Education Act and take care to maintain school premises in accordance with the Occupier’s Liability Act’s standard of reasonable safety.

If any of these individuals or entities are negligent when carrying out these duties, they may be held liable for a student's injuries.