PROHIBITING HARASSMENT, INTIMIDATION, AND BULLYING
Albany County School District One is committed to a safe and civil educational environment for all students, employees, volunteers, and patrons free from harassment, intimidation or bullying. The District prohibits Harassment, Intimidation or Bullying of persons at School.
This policy is not intended to prohibit expression of religious, philosophical or political views, provided that the expression does not substantially disrupt the educational environment. Many behaviors do not rise to the level of harassment, intimidation or bullying but may still be prohibited by other district policies, building, classroom, or other program rules. Some behaviors are simply rude and are characterized by spontaneous, inconsiderate or thoughtless actions or are mean and are normally expressed in anger. However, expressed over time to the same individual or group, it can become Harassment, Intimidation or Bullying.
For further, more detailed information, please ask the principal for a copy of District Policy 4021, “Prohibiting Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying” or you may view all District policies at:
SEXUAL HARASSMENT INCLUDING SEXUAL VIOLENCE
Sex discrimination covers sexual harassment, including sexual violence, which is defined by OCR guidance, as “physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person’s will or where a person is incapable of giving consent (e.g., due to the student’s age or use of drugs or alcohol, or because an intellectual or other disability prevents the student from having the capacity to give consent). A number of different acts fall into the category of sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual abuse, and sexual coercion. Sexual violence can be carried out by school employees, other students, or third parties. All such acts of sexual violence are forms of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.” School Board policies that pertain to Sexual Harassment and Sex Discrimination include the following two policies:
School Board Policy 4020, Sexual Harassment and Discrimination of Students, and
School Board Policy 4024, Title IX Sex Discrimination and Grievance Process