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Thursday, January 9, 2014

District Education Council Exploring Spectator Code Of Conduct Signs

The District Education Council looking to battle some of the unsportsmanlike behaviour happening in the stands. 

They're exploring putting up spectator code of conduct signs in high school gyms and community arenas in the Anglophone South School District. 

Superintendent Zoe Watson says one of the goals of the district is developing a positive learning environment for students and staff. CHSJ News asked Watson if she thinks signage will stop fans from engaging in bad behaviour like yelling and swearing at sports games. She says she doesn't know if it will stop it completely, but she thinks raising awareness is an important first step.

The New Brunswick Interscholastic Athletic Association is currently talking about the issue, and Watson tells us the School District has expressed to the N-B-I-A-A that they're interested in partnering with them.

About half the high schools in the district have these types of signs already installed. Saint John High and Rothesay High do not.