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Bullying Information

Bullying Information

It is the policy of the Madison-Plains Local School District that any initiation/hazing activities of any type are inconsistent with the educational process and are prohibited at all times. Harassment/ initiation/hazing/bullying means doing an act of coercing another, including the victim, to do any act of intimidation to any student or other organization that causes or creates a substantial risk of causing mental or physical harm to any person. Permission, consent or assumption of risk by an individual subjected to hazing does not lessen the prohibition.

No student may harass, bully, or participate in the hazing of any other student, staff or faculty member, or any person associated with Madison-Plains Local Schools on the basis of handicap, gender, race, color, creed, age, religion, national origin, or any difference of ideology. This rule applies to harassment in any form (i.e., physical, written, verbal). Any form of discrimination including symbols that either promote one race or are designed to offend or discredit any group or individual and cause a repeated disruption between individuals or groups are prohibited from school property. This includes racially inflammatory clothing, banners, signs, or symbols of any kind.

Administrators, faculty members and all other employees of the school district shall be particularly alert to possible situations, circumstances or events which might include hazing. If hazing is planned or hazing is discovered, involved students shall be informed by the discovering school employee of this policy and shall be required to end all hazing activities immediately. All hazing activities or planned activities must be reported to the administration by employees who discover such planned or actual activities. Violations of this rule constitute a violation of Board of Education Policy and as such are subject to disciplinary action.

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