Prairie-Hills Elementary School District 144 SchoolBoard Policy-Harassment/Bullying- # 7:20
Harassment of Students Prohibited
Bullying, Intimidation, andHarassment Prohibited
No person, including a Districtemployee or agent, or student, shall harass, intimidate, or bully a
student on the basis of actual orperceived: race; color; nationality; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity;gender-related identity or expression; ancestry; age; religion; physical ormental disability; order of protection status; status of being homeless; actualor potential marital or parental status, including pregnancy; association witha person or group with one or more of the aforementioned actual or perceivedcharacteristics; or any other distinguishing characteristic. The District willnot tolerate harassing, intimidating conduct, or bullying, whether verbal,physical, or visual, that affects the tangible benefits of education, thatunreasonably interferes with a student’s educational performance, or thatcreates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational environment.Examples of prohibited conduct include name-calling, using derogatory slurs,stalking, causing psychological harm, threatening or causing physical harm,threatened or actual destruction of property, or wearing or possessing itemsdepicting or implying hatred or prejudice of one of the characteristics statedabove.
Making a Complaint; Enforcement
Students are encouraged to report claims or incidences of bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, or
any other prohibited conduct to the Nondiscrimination Coordinator, Building Principal, Assistant Building Principal, Dean of Students, or a Complaint Manager. A student may choose to report to a person of the student's same sex. Complaints will be kept confidential to the extent possible given the need to investigate. Students who make good faith complaints will not be disciplined.An allegation that a student was a victim of any prohibited conduct perpetrated by another student shall be referred to the Building Principal, Assistant Building Principal, or Dean of Students for appropriate action.