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728: Training of SPS Staff in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI)

Responsible Administrator: Associate Superintendent Education Services/Associate Superintendent Human Resources



Sturgeon Public Schools believes in the importance of establishing and maintaining a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe working and learning environment.


The Associate Superintendent Education Services in concert with the Associate Superintendent Human Resources will ensure that trainers are available to offer the Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) Training program to Division staff.


1. Principals shall develop and implement an information and training program.

1.1 School staff shall become aware of the health, safety and medical needs of those students with whom they interact. In keeping with FOIP regulations, the school shall inform the parents/guardians of the need to inform those staff members working with the child of the need to share appropriate information on the child.

1.2 Principals shall give preference to individual staff members who hold current NVCI certification for staffing programs for special needs students.

1.2.1 Each school shall maintain an adequate number of staff trained in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention.

1.2.2 The number of staff requiring NVCI certification training shall be determined annually by the Principal in consultation with the Director of Learning Support after consideration is given to known student needs.

2. NVCI training shall be of two types:

2.1 Initial training shall be available annually usually in January-February.

2.2 Recertification training shall be available annually usually in August.

3. To maintain certification, staff members shall receive NVCI recertification training every two years.

4 .Centralized programs that have potential for high rates of student behaviour shall be staffed with certified NVCI employees, or with employees who shall have access to NVCI training.


2020 Jan 29 Initial Approval
2020 Jul 24 Amended