Irvine Unified School District
HARASSMENT AND HATE-VIOLENCE
All students and employees of
the district have the right to work, to attend school, and to participate in the
educational process in a safe environment that is free from hate-motivated
behavior. Every effort shall be made to promote mutual respect among staff
and students and between and among students to encourage safe and harmonious
relations that support human dignity and equality.
Behavior or statements that degrade, intimidate, and/or harm an individual on the basis of his/her race, ethnicity, culture, heritage, gender, sexual orientation, physical/mental attributes, religious beliefs or practices shall not be tolerated. Bullying, repeatedly picking fights with, or repeatedly taunting another person shall not be tolerated.
Each reported incident of harassment or hate-violence shall be addressed. Students demonstrating hate-motivated or bullying behavior shall be subject to discipline in accordance with student discipline policies. The response to hate-motivated or bullying behavior shall assure protection for the victim, as well as appropriate disciplinary action for the perpetrator. Staff who receive notice of hate-motivated behavior or bullying, or who personally observe such incidents, shall notify the principal, supervisor, or law enforcement as appropriate. Staff who fail to report such incidents, or who engage in hate-motivated behavior, may be subject to discipline.
Any student or employee
who feels he/she is a victim of hate-motivated behavior and/or bullying shall
immediately contact the appropriate teacher or supervisor. If the complainant believes that the
situation has not been remedied, he/she may file a
complaint in accordance with district complaint procedures.
5145.7 - Sexual Harassment - Students
4130 - Nondiscrimination in Employment
1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedure
1312.1 - Complaints Against District Employees
5144 - Student Discipline