Sheila Morrison School

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The Sheila Morrison School was a day and boarding school located near Barrie, Ontario [1]

It was founded in 1977 [2]

The target group was children with perceived and actual learning disabilities [2]

Program structure

The school functioned with a demerit system [3].

Each week the teenagers received 100 demerits. If they maintained this number or higher by the end of the week, they could participate in weekend activities. If the residential teenagers wanted to leave for the weekend they should earned additional points [3]

School uniforms were mandatory. A number of rules covered this area [3]

Weekday schedule Summer schedule
7:00 Wake-up 7:45 Room Check
7:45 Room Check 8:00 Breakfast (Summer Uniform)
8:00 Breakfast (Number 2 Dress) 8:20 Morning Announcements
8:20 Morning Announcements 8:45 9:00 Penmanship
8:45 9:00 Penmanship 9:00 10:20 Period 1
9:00 9:40 Period 1 10:20 10:40 Recess
9:40 10:20 Period 2 10:40 12:30 Period 2
10:20 11:00 Period 3 12:30 1:00 Lunch
11:00 11:40 Period 4 1:00 4:30 Recreational Activities
11:40 12:00 Kumon Math 5:00 5:30 Dinner (Summer Uniform)
12:00 1:00 LUNCH 5:30 7:00 Free Time
1:00 1:40 Period 5 7:00 9:00 Junior Study Hall Sunday to Thursday
1:40 2:20 Period 6 7:00 9:30 Senior Study Hall Sunday to Thursday
2:20 3:00 Period 7 9:00 Junior Snack and volunteer chores
3:00 3:40 Period 8 9:30 Junior Lights out - Senior Snack and volunteer chores
3:40 4:20 Physical Education 10:00 Senior Lights Out
4:30 After School Chores
5:00 Dinner (Number 1 Dress)
6:00 Room Check
6:15 6:45 Recreational activity/Homework Make-up
7:00 9:00 Junior Study Hall Sunday to Thursday
7:00 9:30 Senior Study Hall Sunday to Thursday
9:00 Junior snack and volunteer chores
9:30 Junior lights out - Senior snack and volunteer chores
10:00 Senior lights out Summer Schedule

Consequences

  • For possesion of alcohol or drug the teenagers could risk expulsion and criminal charges. [3]
  • Loss of demerits [3]
  • Quarters (1 quarter = 15 minutes of exercise.) [3]

News

They became involved in a lawsuit. The charges brought against them were:

It is alleged that the Defendants' failure to care for, protect and act in the best interests of the Students resulted in loss or injury suffered by them, including psychological trauma, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life and exacerbation of existing mental disabilities.[2]

August 2009 it was announced that the school would not operate in the school year 2009/2010 [4]

External Links

Info pages

Survivor groups

Message boards

References

  1. The school on Google maps
  2. 2,0 2,1 2,2 Sheila Morrison School - case overview, Koskie Minsky LLP
  3. 3,0 3,1 3,2 3,3 3,4 3,5 Guidelines, archived version of the school homepage
  4. Sheila Morrison School - developments, Koskie Minsky LLP