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Harassment and Bullying Policies

Board of Education Approved Discrimination Policies

GAAB Complaints of Discrimination

The district is committed to maintaining a working and learning environment free from discrimination, insult, intimidation or harassment due to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or disability.  Any incident of discrimination in any form shall promptly be reported to an employee’s immediate supervisor, the building principal or the district compliance coordinator   for investigation and corrective action by the building or district compliance officer.  Any employee who engages in discriminatory conduct shall be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.Discrimination against any individual on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or religion in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in the district’s programs and activities is prohibited.  The USD 509 Superintendent of Schools, 229 S Kickapoo, South Haven, KS 67140, has been designated to coordinate compliance with nondiscrimination requirements contained in Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Complaints of discrimination should be addressed to an employee’s supervisor or to the building principal or the compliance coordinator.  Complaints against the superintendent should be addressed to the board of education.

Complaints of discrimination will be resolved using the district’s discrimination complaint procedures in policy KN.

The district prohibits retaliation or discrimination against any person for opposing discrimination, including harassment; for participating in the complaint process; or making a complaint, testifying, assisting, or participating in any investigation, proceeding, or hearing.

Approved by the Board of Education August 10, 2015

 

 

GAAE Bullying by Staff

The board of education prohibits bullying in any form either by any student, staff member, or parent towards a student or by a student, staff member, or parent towards a staff member on or while using school property, in a school vehicle or at a school-sponsored activity or event. For the purposes of this policy, the term “bullying” shall have the meaning ascribed to it in Kansas law.

The administration shall propose, and the board shall review and approve a plan to address bullying as prohibited herein. The plan shall include provisions for the training and education of staff members.

Staff members who bully others in violation of this policy may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including suspension and/or termination. If appropriate, staff members who violate the bullying prohibition shall be reported to local law enforcement.

Approved by the Board of Education: September 21, 2015:

 

JDDC Bullying

The board of education prohibits bullying in any form either by any student, staff member, or parent towards a student or by a student, staff member, or parent towards a staff member on or while using school property, in a school vehicle or at a school-sponsored activity or event. For the purposes of this policy, the term "bullying" shall have the meaning ascribed to it in Kansas law. 

The administration shall propose, and the board shall review and approve a plan to address bullying as prohibited herein. The plan shall include provisions for the training and education of staff members and students and shall include appropriate community involvement as approved by the board. 

Students who have bullied others in violation of this policy may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including suspension and/or expulsion. If appropriate, students who violate the bullying prohibition shall be reported to local law enforcement. 

Approved by the Board of Education July 8, 2013

KGC Bullying by Parents

The board of education, in its commitment to provide a positive and productive learning and working environment for its students and staff in accordance with state law, prohibits bullying in any form either by any student, staff member, or parent towards a student or by a student, staff member, or parent towards a staff member on or while using school property, in a school vehicle or at a school-sponsored activity or event. For the purposes of this policy, the term "bullying" shall have the meaning ascribed to it in Kansas law. 

The administration shall propose, and the board shall review and approve a plan to address bullying as prohibited herein.

Parents participating in prohibited bullying conduct aimed at district students and/or staff members may jeopardize their access to district facilities; district property; school sponsored activities, programs, and events; and/or district students and/or staff members through the district's communication systems. As appropriate, reports to local law enforcement will be filed to report crimiinal bullying behaviors. 

This policy and the district bullying plan shall be posted on the district's website and copies of such documents shall be made available to parents of current students upon request. 

Approved by the Board of Education July 8, 2013

 

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To Report Harassment or Bullying

To Report Harassment or Bullying, click the bullying report linked below. This report may be submitted anonymously. You do not have to give your name as the submitter.

 

Bullying Report

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