Here are some interesting stats I have looked at, see below.
For Jan to March 2022, only 14% reached consent resolution stage.
In the past year I have looked at all of the discipline reports for consent resolutions. Here is the conclusion:
Reports of sexual nature: 10
Reports of risk/harm of physical safety: 7
Reports of negative emotional experiences: 5
Of those 5 involving social/emotional experiences
1- teacher disciplined for Facebook post
1 – teacher had multiple offences of similar behaviour
1 – report made by the district
2 teachers were disciplined for showing inappropriate material in the classroom
I have so much to say on this topic, but I’ll have to save most of it for later. Just wanted to give you all some info. If you are making a complaint, it will help if you can tie it to some sort of physical risk. Also note that the Commissioner is going to be looking for a “marked departure” from the teacher’s standards. He uses the Teacher’s Act as the guide for the administrative tribunal process. He needs to believe that if it went in front of a hearing panel that they would all see a “marked departure” from the standards.
Even if your complaint doesn’t reach any consent resolution it is kept on the file of that teacher. So if there is a repeat of behaviour, it will probably help another parent who is in the position of also having to make a complaint.
Reports from the district seem to be MOST successful. If you have serious concerns about a teacher, one resolution could be that the district agrees to write a report to the TRB. That will more likely make it through than coming from a parent. Also note, that if you have serious concerns about a teacher and the superintendent doesn’t inform the TRB, that is an offence in the School Act against that Superintendent.