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Harassment

Asterisk (*) Indicates Additional Required action for any Consequence to ensure Student Due Process

Required actions for ALL infractions Listed Below:

  • Staff/Student Contact in Student Information System
  • Administrative/Parent Contact/Conference
  • Copy of the Referral provided to Parent/Guardian

Harassment is considered to have occurred when conduct: has the intent or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive educational environment, has the intent or effect of substantially or unreasonably interfering with a student’s academic performance, or otherwise adversely affects a student’s opportunities. Any gesture or written, verbal, or physical act which has the effect of harming another individual/group, damaging their property; placing the individual/group in reasonable fear; or has the effect of causing a disruption to the educational process. Inciting or encouraging others to commit such acts is also considered harassment.

The prohibition includes but is not limited to, harassment, intimidation or abuse of students or others based on actual or perceived characteristics, such as disability, race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, religion, age, veteran status, HIV status, pregnancy and/or any other protected status as defined by law. Harassment of any protected class must be referred to the APS Office of Equal Opportunity Services (OEOS) immediately.

Refer to Procedural Directive for Definitions:

Referral to EOS Required before Consequences/Disposition*
A police report would be written upon request of the parent/victim.

Consequences/Disposition

Elementary

Pre-K to 3rd

  • Utilize intervention strategies
  • Do not exceed maximum consequences for 4th-5th Grade.
  • General practice for PK-3 is a suspension of no more than 3 days for a single incident and no referral to hearing.
  • Additional consequences allowed with Associate approval

4th-5th

  • Utilize intervention strategies
  • 1st Violation - Up to 1 day Suspension
  • 2nd Violation - Up to 3 day Suspension
  • 3rd Violation - Up to 5 days Suspension & Contract
  • 4th Violation - Up to Long-term Suspension Hearing

Middle/High

  • Utilize intervention strategies
  • 1st Violation - Up to 1 day Suspension
  • 2nd Violation - Up to 3 day Suspension
  • 3rd Violation - Up to 5 days Suspension & Contract
  • 4th Violation - Up to Long-term Suspension Hearing

Updated as of July 12, 2023