Dignity For All Students Act (Plain Language)
Dignity For All Students Act
The Board of Education recognizes that learning environments that are safe and supportive can increase student attendance and improve academic achievement. A student's ability to learn and achieve high academic standards, and a school's ability to educate students, is compromised by incidents of discrimination or harassment, including but not limited to bullying, taunting and intimidation. The District continues to focus on creating an environment free of discrimination and harassment and one that foster civility in the schools to prevent and prohibit conduct which is inconsistent with the District's educational mission.
The District condemns and prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment of students based on actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender or sex by school employees or students on school property and at school-sponsored activities and events that take place at locations off school property. In addition any act of discrimination or harassment outside of school sponsored events, which can reasonably be expected to materially and substantially disrupt the education process may be subject to discipline.