Harassment of a student(s) by other students or any member of the staff is contrary to the Board of Education's commitment to provide a physically and psychologically safe environment in which to learn and may be a violation of federal or state law.
In addition to sexual harassment, which includes unwelcome sexual advances or any form of improper physical contact or sexual remarks, harassment shall also include any speech or action that creates a hostile, intimidating, or offensive learning environment.
The Student Code of Conduct contains language prohibiting any form of harassment. It also provides a means for a student to report any incident of harassing behavior from a fellow student. staff member, or a school visitor, in a way that avoids embarrassment and protects the confidentiality of the student.
All reports shall be investigated. Anyone found to have violated this policy and/or the Code of Conduct shall be subject to disciplinary action up to and including suspension or expulsion from the district.