The term harassment includes, but is not limited to, intimidating, aggressive humiliating behavior or intentional harm towards one person or group. It may be single incident or carried out repeatedly over time.
Such behavior includes, but is not limited to:
- Verbal, written or electronic; such as insulting someone or making threats
- Psychological; such as spreading rumors or shunning the individual
- Inappropriate physical behavior; such as gestures, punching or hitting the person.
Consequences and appropriate remedial actions for students who commit an act of harassment range from positive behavioral interventions up to and including suspension and expulsion.
World Learner School prohibits reprisal or retaliation against any person or group who reports an act of harassment. The consequence and remedial action for a person who engages in reprisal or retaliation shall be determined by the Director after consideration of the nature and circumstances of the act, in accordance with district policies and procedures.
World Learner School prohibits false accusations of bullying. Should false accusations be made, appropriate consequences will be assigned.
All members of the school—staff and students—are responsible for helping to ensure that individuals do not suffer any form of harassment and that they are encouraged and supported in any legitimate complaint. The school will act to investigate all complaints, either formal or informal, verbal or written, of harassment or violence and to discipline or take appropriate action against any student or personnel who is found to have violated this policy.
A complete copy of the Harassment Prohibition Policy is available in the school office.