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School District Addresses Bullying

Royal Oak students are expected to treat others with civility and respect.

It is the policy of the District to provide a safe and nurturing educational environment for all of its students. This policy protects all students from bullying/aggressive behavior regardless of the subject matter or motivation for such impermissible behavior. 

Bullying or other aggressive behavior toward a student, whether by other students, staff, or third parties, including Board members, parents, guests, contractors, vendors, and volunteers, is strictly prohibited. This prohibition includes written, physical, verbal, and psychological abuse, including hazing, gestures, comments, threats, or actions to a student, which cause or threaten to cause bodily harm, reasonable fear for personal safety or personal degradation. 

Demonstration of appropriate behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate harassment or bullying is expected of administrators, faculty, staff, and volunteers to provide positive examples for student behavior.

This policy applies to all “at school” activities in the District, including activities on school property, in a school vehicle, and those occurring off school property if the student or employee is at any school-sponsored, school-approved or school-related activity or function, such as field trips or athletic events where students are under the school’s control, or where an employee is engaged in school business.

Misconduct occurring outside of school may also be disciplined if it interferes with the school environment.

Source: Royal Oak Schools

Kai Niezgoda August 16, 2012 at 02:16 PM
It's just too bad that sexual orientation and gender identity aren't written into the school's anti-discrimination policy, hmm?
Marg August 16, 2012 at 05:23 PM
This is an anti-bullying policy, not an anti-discrimination policy. As such it prohibits bullying of any student for any reason, period. Nice policy. Enforcement is another matter.....

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