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Central Okanagan teacher reprimanded for comment about student

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A Central Okanagan teacher has been disciplined by the province's teaching regulator for a comment he made to a student.

What the comment was or what it was about wasn't explained at all in a British Columbia Commissioner for Teacher Regulation agreement released Nov. 29, but Douglas Ryga has been disciplined for similar actions before.

According to the decision, in 2021 Ryga "singled out a student in class by making an inappropriate comment to (the student)."

Whatever he said got him suspended by the school district for six days last year. He was previously warned about inappropriate comments to students and maintaining professional behaviour three times — in 2019, 2008 and 2004. None of those warnings appear on the regulator's website.

Ryga agreed to the formal reprimand and will have to take a course on professional boundaries because he has a record and "failed to care for students' emotional safety in singling (the student) with a public and inappropriate comment.

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