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Harassment, Intimidation, & Bullying

How do I report Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying (HIB)?
 
If you believe your child is being bullied:
  1. Contact your school counselor or administrator or file an informal complaint at the school level.  Work with the school to resolve the concern.
  2. If the issue is not resolved through the informal process, file a formal harassment complaint using the form below.  The school will follow the formal complaint process to conduct an investigation to address your concerns and issue findings and conclusions to you, as well as providing a copy of the findings to the district compliance officer for review.
  3. Contact the police if you believe your child is the victim of malicious harassment and is in immediate danger.
 

 

Sexual Harassment Prohibited

The District prohibits sexual harassment of students, employees and others involved in school district activities, as defined in School Board Policy and Procedure No. 3205 (Students) and 5011 (Staff).  Said policies and procedures, including the informal/formal complaint process, are available on the District website under "Our District," "School Board," "Board Policies and Procedures."

Sexual harassment may include, but is not limited to:

  1. Demands for sexual favors in exchange for preferential treatment or something of value;
  2. Stating or implying that a person will lose something if he or she does not submit to a sexual request;
  3. Penalizing a person for refusing to submit to a sexual advance, or providing a benefit to someone who does;
  4. Making unwelcome, offensive or inappropriate sexually suggestive remarks, comments, gestures, or jokes; or remarks of a sexual nature about a person’s appearance, gender or conduct;
  5. Using derogatory sexual terms for a person;
  6. Standing too close, inappropriately touching, cornering or stalking a person; or
  7. Displaying offensive or inappropriate sexual illustrations on school property.

Sexual harassment can occur adult to student, student to adult, student to student, adult to adult, male to female, female to male, male to male, and female to female.

The District will take prompt,equitable and remedial action within its authority on reports, complaints and grievances alleging sexual harassment that come to the attention of the District, either formally or informally. Allegations of criminal misconduct will be reported to law enforcement, and suspected child abuse will be reported to law enforcement or Child Protective Services. Persons found to have been subjected to sexual harassment will have appropriate District services made reasonably available to them and adverse consequences of the harassment will be reviewed and remedied, as appropriate.

Engaging in sexual harassment will result in appropriate discipline or other appropriate sanctions against offending students, staff and contractors. Anyone else who engages in sexual harassment on school property or at school activities will have their access to school property and activities restricted, as appropriate.

Retaliation against any person who makes or is a witness in a sexual harassment complaint is prohibited and will result in appropriate discipline. The District will take appropriate actions to protect involved persons from retaliation.

Formal and informal procedures for reporting, receiving, investigating and resolving complaints or reports of sexual harassment are described in School Board Procedure No. 3205 (Students) and Procedure No. 5011 (Staff).