Bullying & Harassment Prevention

District Policy on Bullying

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Commitment

Salem-Keizer School District is committed to providing an environment where students can study, participate in school sponsored activities and work in an environment that is free of hazing, harassment, intimidation, discrimination, bullying,and menacing. This policy includes language required by Oregon Revised Statues and Oregon Administrative Rules.

Definitions

Any act that recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental health, physical health or safety of a student for the purpose of initiation or as a condition or precondition of attaining membership in, or affiliation with, any district sponsored activity or grade level attainment.

Any act that substantially interferes with a student’s educational benefits, opportunities or performance, that takes place on, or immediately adjacent to, school grounds, at any school sponsored activity, on school-provided transportation or at any official school bus stop. Harassment, intimidation, and bullying may be based on, but not limited to, the protected class status of a person, and have the effect of:

  1. Physically harming a student or damaging a student’s property
  2. Knowingly placing a student in reasonable fear of physical harm to the student or damage to the student’s
    property, or
  3. Creating a hostile educational environment, including interfering with the psychological well-being of a student

Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, written, or physical conduct of a sexual nature that unreasonably interferes with a person’s education and/or a person’s participation in school activities, or that creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive school-related environment.

Use of any electronic communication device to harass, intimidate, or bully. Communication of this form which occurs off school grounds but disrupts or prevents a safe and positive educational or working environment may also be considered cyberbullying.

Any act which is intended to place a student in reasonable fear of imminent serious physical injury.

Incidents of hazing, harassment, intimidation, bullying, cyberbullying, and menacing may be based on, but not be limited to, the protected class status of a person.

A group of persons distinguished, or perceived to be distinguished, by race,color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, familial status, source of income, or disability.

an individual’s actual or perceived heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, or gender identity, regardless of whether the individual’s gender identity, appearance, expression or behavior differs from that traditionally associated with the individual’s sex at birth.

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