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5517.01 – Bullying, harassment and dating violence and abuse

 

The Board is committed to providing a safe, secure, positive, productive, and nurturing educational environment that is free from bullying, harassment, and dating violence and abuse of any kind for all of its students, employees, and volunteers. The Board encourages the promotion of positive interpersonal relations between members of the school community. All school members are expected to conform to reasonable standards of socially acceptable behavior, respect the person, property, and rights of others, obey constituted authority and respond to those who hold that authority. Bullying, harassment and dating violence and abuse toward a student, employee, volunteer, or visitor whether by other students, employees, or third parties is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated. This prohibition includes physical, verbal, and psychological abuse. The Board will not tolerate any gestures, comments, threats, or actions which cause or threaten to cause bodily harm or personal degradation. This policy applies to all activities in the District, including activities on school property or while en route to or from school-sponsored activities and those occurring off school property if the student or employee or volunteer is at any school-sponsored, school-approved, or school-related activity or function, such as field trips or athletic events where students are under the school’s control, or where an employee or volunteer is engaged in school business. Bullying, harassment and dating violence and abuse will not be tolerated and disciplinary action will be taken. In addition to school consequences, criminal charges may also be filed. This policy shall be interpreted and applied consistently with all applicable State and Federal laws. Conduct that constitutes bullying, harassment and dating violence and abuse as defined herein, are prohibited in all educational environments.