100 EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

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100 LEGAL STATUS OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT

Code No. 100

LEGAL STATUS OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT

Iowa law authorizes the creation of a Common Schools System. As part of this Common Schools System, this school district is a school corporation created and organized under Iowa law. This school district shall be known as the Morning Sun Community School District.

This school corporation is located in Louisa and Des Moines Counties, and its affairs are conducted by elected school officials, the Morning Sun Community School District Board of Directors. This school corporation has exclusive jurisdiction over school matters in the territory
of the school district.

Legal Reference: Iowa Code §§ 274.1, .2, .6, .7;  279.8; 594A.

Cross Reference: 200 Legal Status of the Board of Directors

Approved 08.23.94

Reviewed 09.16.96; 08.11.99; 08.11.04; 09.17.09; 10.08.14; 10/15/19

Revised  

 

MORNING SUN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

101 EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT

Code No.  101

 

 

EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT

As a school corporation of Iowa, the Morning Sun Community School District, acting through its board of directors, is dedicated to promoting an equal opportunity for a quality public education to its students within the limitations of the school district's ability and willingness to furnish financial support to provide for students in cooperation with their parents and the school district community, the opportunity to develop a healthy social, intellectual, emotional, and physical self-concept in a learning environment that provides guidance to and encourages critical thinking in the students for a lifetime.

The board endeavors through the dedication of the school district's resources, to encourage students, who come to the school district from a variety of backgrounds, to look forward to the time when they will have jobs, homes, families, places in the school district community, and attain recognition as individuals.  In order to achieve this goal, the board will seek qualified employees dedicated to development of their professional skills for the betterment of the education program and for the expertise for educational productivity.

Instruction and curriculum are the key elements of a public education.  Critical thinking and problem solving skills that will assist the students' preparation for life shall be instructed as part of a sequentially coordinated curriculum.  The school district strives to prepare students for employment, to discover and nurture creative talent and to prepare them to meet and cope with social change in an atmosphere conducive to learning.

The support and involvement of the home and the school district community are essential to achieve educational excellence in the school district.  The school district strives to maintain an active relationship with the home and the school district community to create within the students an awareness of dignity and worth of the individual, civic responsibility and respect for authority.

 

 

 

Legal Reference:          Iowa Code §§ 256.11, .11A; 275.1 (1993).

 

 

Cross Reference:          102  Equal Educational Opportunity

                                    200  Legal Status of the Board of Directors

                                    600  Goals and Objectives of the Education Program

 

 

Approved        08/23/94          Reviewed         09/16/96; 8/11/99; 8/11/04; 9/17/09; 10/8/14; 10/15/2019          Revised            

                                                                      

 

 

 

MORNING SUN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

102 EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY

Code No. 103

 

EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY

 

It is the policy of the Morning Sun Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact Mike Peterson, 311 Division Street, Morning Sun, Iowa  52640, 319.868.7701 or mike.peterson@mscsd.org.

The board requires all persons, agencies, vendors, contractors and other persons and organizations doing business with or performing services for the school district to subscribe to all applicable federal and state laws, executive orders, rules and regulations pertaining to contract compliance and equal opportunity.

 

 

 

 

Legal Reference:          20 U.S.C. §§ 1221 et seq. 

                                    20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.

                                    20 U.S.C. §§ 1701 et seq.

                                    29 U.S.C. § 206 et seq.

                                    29 U.S.C. § 794

                                    42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e.

                                    42 U.S.C. §§ 12101 et seq.

                                    34 C.F.R. Pt. 100.

                                    34 C.F.R. Pt. 104.

Iowa Code §§ 216.6;  216.9; 256.11; 280.3.

                                    281 I.A.C. 12.

 

 

Cross Reference:         101      Educational Philosophy of the School District

                                    401.1   Equal Employment Opportunity

                                    500      Objectives for Equal Educational Opportunities for Students

                                    506   Student Records

 

 

 

Approved        08/23/94            

Reviewed    09/16/96; 8/11/99; 12/13/04; 10/14/09; 10/08/14; 10/15/2019        

Revised      08/13/07; 9/17/18

                                                                                                     

 

MORNING SUN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

102 E1 ANNUAL NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION

Code No.  102.E1

 

ANNUAL NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION

It is the policy of the Morning Sun Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact Mike Peterson, 311 Division Street, Morning Sun, Iowa 52640, 319.868.7701 or mike.peterson@mscsd.org.

 

102 E2 CONTINUOUS NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION

Code No. 102.E2

 

 

CONTINUOUS NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION

It is the policy of the Morning Sun Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact Mike Peterson, Superintendent, 311 Division Street, Morning Sun, Iowa  52640, 319.868.7701 or mike.peterson@mscsd.org

 

102 E3 NOTICE OF SECTION 504 STUDENT AND PARENTAL RIGHTS

Code No. 102.E3

 

 

NOTICE OF SECTION 504 STUDENT AND PARENTAL RIGHTS

The Morning Sun Community School District does  not discriminate in its educational programs and activities on the basis of a student's disability. It has been determined that your child has a qualifying disability for which accommodations may need to be made to meet his or her individual needs as adequately as the needs of other students. As a parent, you have the right to the following:

  • Participation of your child in school district programs and activities, including extracurricular programs and activities, to the maximum extent appropriate, free of discrimination based upon the student's disability and at the same level as students without disabilities;
  • Receipt of free educational services to the extent they are provided students without disabilities:
  • Receipt of information about your child and your child's educational programs and activities in your native language;
  • Notice of identification of your child as having a qualifying disability for which accommodations may need to be made and notice prior to evaluation and placement of your child and right to periodically request a re-evaluation of your child;
  • Inspect and review your child's educational records including a right to copy those records for a reasonable fee; you also have a right to ask the school district to amend your child's educational records if you feel the information in the records is misleading or inaccurate; should the school district refuse to amend the records, you have a right to a hearing and to place an explanatory letter in your child's file explaining why you feel the records are misleading or inaccurate; and
  • Hearing before an impartial hearing officer if you disagree with your child's evaluation or placement; you have a right to counsel at the hearing and have the decision of the impartial hearing officer reviewed.

It is the policy of the Morning Sun Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact Mike Peterson, Superintendent, 311 Division Street, Morning Sun, Iowa  52640, 319.868.7701 or mike.peterson@mscsd.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MORNING SUN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

102 E4 COMPLAINT FORM

Code No. 102.E4

 

COMPLAINT FORM

(Discrimination, Anti-Bullying, and Anti-Harassment)

 

Date of complaint:

 

 

Name of Complainant:

 

 

Are you filling out this form for yourself or someone

else (please identify the individual if you are submitting

on behalf of someone else):

 

 

 

 

Who or what entity do you believe discriminated against,

harassed, or bullied you (or someone else)?

 

 

Date and place of alleged incident(s):

 

 

 

 

 

Names of any witnesses (if any):

 

_____________________________________________________

 

Nature of discrimination, harassment, or bullying alleged (check all that apply):

 

Age

 

Physical Attribute

 

Sex

 

Disability

 

Physical/Mental Ability

 

Sexual Orientation

 

Familial Status

 

Political Belief

 

Socio-economic Background

 

Gender Identity

 

Political Party Preference

 

Other – Please Specify:

 

Marital Status

 

Race/Color

 

 

 

National Origin/Ethnic Background/Ancestry

 

Religion/Creed

 

 

 

In the space below, please describe what happened and why you believe that you or someone else has been discriminated against, harassed, or bullied. Please be as specific as possible and attach additional pages if necessary.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

I agree that all of the information on this form is accurate and true to the best of my knowledge.

Signature: _____________________________________      Date:  __________________________

MORNING SUN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

102 E5 WITNESS DISCLOSURE FORM

Code No. 102.E5

 

WITNESS DISCLOSURE FORM

 

Name of Witness:

 

 

 

Date of interview:

 

 

Date of initial complaint:

 

 

Name of Complainant (include whether the Complainant is a student or employee): 

 

 

 

 

 

Date and place of alleged incident(s):

 

 

 

_____________________________________________________

 

 

Nature of discrimination, harassment, or bullying alleged (check all that apply):

 

Age

 

Physical Attribute

 

Sex

 

Disability

 

Physical/Mental Ability

 

Sexual Orientation

 

Familial Status

 

Political Belief

 

Socio-economic Background

 

Gender Identity

 

Political Party Preference

 

Other – Please Specify:

 

Marital Status

 

Race/Color

 

 

 

National Origin/Ethnic Background/Ancestry

 

Religion/Creed

 

 

 

 

Description of incident witnessed: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

 

Additional information: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

I agree that all of the information on this form is accurate and true to the best of my knowledge.

Signature: _____________________________________      Date:  __________________________

 

MORNING SUN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTOR

102 E6 DISPOSITION OF COMPLAINT FORM

Code No. 102.E6

 

DISPOSITION OF COMPLAINT FORM

 

 

Date

 

 

 

Date of Initial Complaint

 

 

Name of Complainant (include whether the Complainant is a student or employee): :

 

 

Date and Place of Alleged Incident(s)

 

 

Name of Respondent (include whether the respondent is a student or employee)

 

 

 

 

 

 

_____________________________________________________

 

 

Nature of discrimination, harassment, or bullying alleged (check all that apply):

 

Age

 

Physical Attribute

 

Sex

 

Disability

 

Physical/Mental Ability

 

Sexual Orientation

 

Familial Status

 

Political Belief

 

Socio-economic Background

 

Gender Identity

 

Political Party Preference

 

Other – Please Specify:

 

Marital Status

 

Race/Color

 

 

 

National Origin/Ethnic Background/Ancestry

 

Religion/Creed

 

 

 

 

Summary of Investigation: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

 

I agree that all of the information on this form is accurate and true to the best of my knowledge.

 

Signature: _____________________________________      Date:  __________________________

 

MORNING SUN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTOR

102 R1 GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

Code No. 103.R1

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GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

It is the policy of the Morning Sun Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact Mike Peterson, Superintendent, 311 Division Street, Morning Sun, Iowa  52640, 319.868.7701 or mike.peterson@mscsd.org.

Students, parents of students, employees, and applicants for employment in the school district have the right to file a formal complaint alleging discrimination. The district has policies and procedures in place to identify and investigate complaints alleging discrimination. If appropriate, the district will take steps to prevent the recurrence of discrimination and to correct its discriminatory effects on the Complainant and others.

A Complainant may attempt to resolve the problem informally by discussing the matter with a building principal or a direct supervisor. However, the Complainant has the right to end the informal process at any time and pursue the formal grievance procedures outlined below. Use of the informal or formal grievance procedure is not a prerequisite to the pursuit of other remedies. Please note that informal processes and procedures are not to be used in certain circumstances (e.g., sexual harassment and sexual assault).

Filing a Complaint

A Complainant who wishes to avail himself/herself of this grievance procedure may do so by filing a complaint with the equity coordinator(s). An alternate will be designated in the event it is claimed that the equity coordinator or superintendent committed the alleged discrimination or some other conflict of interest exists. Complaints shall be filed within 180 days of the event giving rise to the complaint or from the date the Complainant could reasonably become aware of such occurrence. The Complainant will state the nature of the complaint and the remedy requested. The equity coordinator(s) shall assist the Complainant as needed.

Investigation

Within 15 working days, the equity coordinator will begin the investigation of the complaint or appoint a qualified person to undertake the investigation (hereinafter “equity coordinator”).  If the Complainant is under 18 years of age, the equity coordinator shall notify his or her parent(s)/guardian(s) that they may attend investigatory meetings in which the Complainant is involved. The complaint and identity of the Complainant, Respondent, or witnesses will only be disclosed as reasonably necessary in connection with the investigation or as required by law or policy. The investigation may include, but is not limited to the following:

  • A request for the Complainant to provide a written statement regarding the nature of the complaint;
  • A request for the individual named in the complaint to provide a written statement;
  • A request for witnesses identified during the course of the investigation to provide a written statement;
  • Interviews of the Complainant, Respondent, or witnesses;
  • An opportunity to present witnesses or other relevant information; and
  • Review and collection of documentation or information deemed relevant to the investigation.

 

 

 

 

Code No. 103.R1

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Within 60 working days, the equity coordinator shall complete the investigation and issue a report with respect to the findings.

The equity coordinator shall notify the Complainant and Respondent of the decision within 5 working days of completing the written report. Notification shall be by U.S. mail, first class.

Decision and Appeal

The complaint is closed after the equity coordinator has issued the report, unless within 10 working days after receiving the decision, either party appeals the decision to the superintendent by making a written request detailing why he/she believes the decision should be reconsidered. The equity coordinator shall promptly forward all materials relative to the complaint and appeal to the superintendent. Within 30 working days, the superintendent shall affirm, reverse, amend the decision, or direct the equity coordinator to gather additional information. The superintendent shall notify the Complainant, Respondent, and the equity coordinator of the decision within 5 working days of the decision. Notification shall be by U.S. mail, first class.

The decision of the superintendent shall be final.

The decision of the superintendent in no way prejudices a party from seeking redress through state or federal agencies as provided by in law.

This policy and procedures are to be used for complaints of discrimination, in lieu of any other general complaint policies or procedures that may be available.

If any of the stated timeframes cannot be met by the district, the district will notify the parties and pursue completion as promptly as possible.

Retaliation against any person, because the person has filed a complaint or assisted or participated in an investigation, is prohibited. Persons found to have engaged in retaliation shall be subject to discipline by appropriate measures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MORNING SUN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

103 LONG-RANGE NEEDS ASSESSMENT

Code No.  103

 

LONG-RANGE NEEDS ASSESSMENT

Long-range needs assessment enables the school district to analyze assessment data, get feedback from the community about its expectations of students and determines how well students are meeting student learning goals.  The board shall conduct ongoing and in-depth needs assessment, soliciting information from business, labor, industry, higher education and community members, regarding their expectations for adequate student preparation as responsible citizens and successful wage earners.

In conjunction with the in-depth needs assEssment of the school district, the board shall authorize the appointment of a committee, representing administrators, employees, parents, students and community members, to make recommendations and assist the board in determining the priorities of the school district in addition to the basic skills areas of the education program.

The Morning Sun School District will provide opportunities for local feedback on an ongoing basis through the use of periodic needs assessments, parent and community communications, and special surveys designed for particular programs unique to the Morning Sun School District.

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to ensure the school district community is informed of students' progress on state and locally determined indicators.  The superintendent shall report annually to the board about the means used to keep the community informed.

As a result of the Board and committee's work, the board shall determine major educational needs and rank them in priority order; develop long-range goals and plans to meet the needs; establish and implement short-range and intermediate-range plans to meet the goals and to attain the desired levels of student performance; evaluate progress toward meeting the goals and maintain a record of progress under the plan that includes reports of student performance and results of school improvement projects; and annually report the school district's progress made under the plan to the committee, community and Iowa Department of Education.

 

Legal Reference:          Iowa Code §§ 21; 256.7; 280.12, .18 (1997).

                                    281 I.A.C 12.8(1)(b).

 

Cross Reference:       101      Educational Philosophy of the School District

                                    200      Legal Status of the Board of Directors

                                    603.1   Basic Instruction Program

                                    801.1   Buildings and Sites Long-Range Planning

                                    801.2   Buildings and Sites Surveys

 

 

 

Approved        07/17/00          Reviewed         11/08/04; 10/14/09; 10/8/14; 11/26/2019          Revised

                                                                     

 

 

MORNING SUN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

104 ANTI-BULLYING/ANTI-HARASMENT POLICY

Code No. 104

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ANTI-BULLYING/ANTI-HARASSMENT POLICY

The Morning Sun Community School District is committed to providing all students with a safe and civil school environment in which all members of the school community are treated with dignity and respect. Bullying and/or harassment of or by students, staff, and volunteers is against federal, state, and local policy and is not tolerated by the board. Bullying and/or harassing behavior can seriously disrupt the ability of school employees to maintain a safe and civil environment, and the ability of students to learn and succeed.

Bullying and/or harassment of or by students, employees, and volunteers is against federal, state, and local policy and is not tolerated  by the board.

Accordingly, school employees, volunteers, and students shall not engage in bullying or harassing behavior while on school property, while on school-owned  or school-operated vehicles, while attending or participating in school-sponsored or sanctioned activities, and while away from school grounds if the conduct materially interferes with the orderly operation of the educational environment or is likely to do so.

Complaints  may be filed with the superintendent or superintendent's designee pursuant to the regulation accompanying this policy.  Complaints will be investigated within a reasonable time frame.

A school employee,  volunteer, or student, or a student's parent or guardian who promptly, reasonably, and in good faith reports an incident of bullying or harassment, in compliance with the procedures in the regulation, to the appropriate school official designated by the school district, shall b e immune from civil or criminal liability relating to such report and to participation in any administrative or judicial proceeding resulting from or relating to the report.

Retaliation Prohibited

Individuals who knowingly file false bullying or  harassment complaints and any person who gives false statements in an investigation may be subject to discipline by appropriate measures.

Any student found to have violated or retaliated in violation of this policy shall be subject to measures up to, and including, suspension and expulsion.  Any school employee found to have violated or retaliated in violation of this policy shall be subject to measures up to, and including, termination of employment.  Any school volunteer found to have violated or retaliated in violation of this policy shall be subject to measures up to, and including, removal from service and exclusion from school grounds.

Definitions

For the purposes of this policy, the defined words shall have the following meaning: 

  • “Electronic” means any communication involving the transmission of information by wire, radio, optic cable, electromagnetic, or other similar means. “Electronic” includes but is not limited to communication via electronic mail, internet-based communications, pager service, cell phones, and electronic text messaging.
  • “Harassment” and “bullying” shall mean any electronic, written, verbal, or physical act or conduct toward a student based on the individual’s actual or perceived age, color, creed, national origin, race, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical attributes, physical or mental ability or disability, ancestry, political party preference, political belief, socioeconomic status, or familial status, and which creates an objectively hostile school environment that meets one or more of the following conditions:
  1.            Places the student in reasonable fear of harm to the student’s person or property.
  2.            Has a substantial detrimental effect on the student’s physical or mental health.
  3.            Has the effect of substantially interfering with a student’s academic performance.
  4.            Has the effect of substantially interfering with the student’s ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or privileges provided by a school.
  • “Trait or characteristic of the student” includes but is not limited to age, color, creed, national origin, race, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical attributes, physical or mental ability or disability, ancestry, political party preference, political belief, socioeconomic status, or familial status.
  • “Volunteer” means an individual who has regular, significant contact with students.

 

Publication of Policy

 

The board will annually publish this policy. The policy may be publicized by the following means:

  • Inclusion in the student handbook,
  • Inclusion in the employee handbook
  • Inclusion in the registration materials
  • Inclusion on the school or school district’s web site

 

 

 

 

 

Legal References:                20 U.S.C. §§ 1221-1234i.

                                                29 U.S.C. § 794.

                                                42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d-2000d-7.

                                                42 U.S.C. §§ 12101 2et. seq.

                                                Iowa Code §§ 216.9; 280.28; 280.3.             

                                                281 I.A.C. 12.3(6).

                                                Morse v. Frederick, 551 U.S. 393 (2007)

 

 

Cross References:                     102         Equal Educational Opportunity

                                                502         Student Rights and Responsibilities

                                                503         Student Discipline

                                                506         Student Records

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Approved    10/09/07                     

Reviewed      10/14/09; 10/8/14; 11/26/2019                                                  

Revised          08/13/07; 9/17/15

                                                                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MORNING SUN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT  BOARD OF DIRECTORS

104 E1 ANTI-BULLYING/HARRASSMENT COMPLAINT FORM

Code No. 104.E1

 

COMPLAINT FORM

(Discrimination, Anti-Bullying, and Anti-Harassment)

 

Date of complaint:

 

_____________________________________________________

Name of Complainant:

 

_____________________________________________________

Are you filling out this form for yourself or

someone else (please identify the individual

if you are submitting on behalf of someone

else):

 

_____________________________________________________

 

_____________________________________________________

Who or what entity do you believe discriminated against, harassed, or bullied you

(or someone else)?

 

_____________________________________________________

Date and place of alleged incident(s):

_____________________________________________________

 

_____________________________________________________

 

 

Names of any witnesses (if any):

 

_____________________________________________________

 

Nature of discrimination, harassment, or bullying alleged (check all that apply):

 

Age

 

Physical Attribute

 

Sex

 

Disability

 

Physical/Mental Ability

 

Sexual Orientation

 

Familial Status

 

Political Belief

 

Socio-economic Background

 

Gender Identity

 

Political Party Preference

 

Other – Please Specify:

 

Marital Status

 

Race/Color

 

 

 

National Origin/Ethnic Background/Ancestry

 

Religion/Creed

 

 

 

In the space below, please describe what happened and why you believe that you or someone else has been discriminated against, harassed, or bullied. Please be as specific as possible and attach additional pages if necessary.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________I I agree that all of the information on this form is accurate and true to the best of my knowledge.

Signature: _____________________________________      Date:  __________________________

MORNING SUN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

104 E2 ANTI-BULLYING/HARRASSMENT WITNESS DISCLOSURE FORM

Code No. 104.E2

 

WITNESS DISCLOSURE FORM

 

 

Name of Witness:

 

_____________________________________________________

 

Date of interview:

 

_____________________________________________________

Date of initial complaint:

 

_____________________________________________________

Name of Complainant (include whether the Complainant is a student or employee): 

_____________________________________________________

 

_____________________________________________________

 

 

Date and place of alleged incident(s):

_____________________________________________________

 

_____________________________________________________

 

_____________________________________________________

 

 

Nature of discrimination, harassment, or bullying alleged (check all that apply):

 

Age

 

Physical Attribute

 

Sex

 

Disability

 

Physical/Mental Ability

 

Sexual Orientation

 

Familial Status

 

Political Belief

 

Socio-economic Background

 

Gender Identity

 

Political Party Preference

 

Other – Please Specify:

 

Marital Status

 

Race/Color

 

 

 

National Origin/Ethnic Background/Ancestry

 

Religion/Creed

 

 

 

 

Description of incident witnessed: _________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Additional information: _________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

I agree that all of the information on this form is accurate and true to the best of my knowledge.

Signature: _____________________________________      Date:  __________________________

 

MORNING SUN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

104 E3 ANTI-BULLYING/HARRASSMENT DISPOSITION OF COMPLAINT FORM

Code No. 104.E3

 

DISPOSITION OF COMPLAINT FORM

 

Date:

 

_____________________________________________________

Date of initial complaint:

 

_____________________________________________________

Name of Complainant (include whether the Complainant is a student or employee): 

_____________________________________________________

 

_____________________________________________________

 

 

Date and place of alleged incident(s):

_____________________________________________________

 

_____________________________________________________

 

_____________________________________________________

 

Name of Respondent (include whether the Respondent is a student or employee):

 

_____________________________________________________

 

_____________________________________________________

 

 

 

Nature of discrimination, harassment, or bullying alleged (check all that apply):

 

Age

 

Physical Attribute

 

Sex

 

Disability

 

Physical/Mental Ability

 

Sexual Orientation

 

Familial Status

 

Political Belief

 

Socio-economic Background

 

Gender Identity

 

Political Party Preference

 

Other – Please Specify:

 

Marital Status

 

Race/Color

 

 

 

National Origin/Ethnic Background/Ancestry

 

Religion/Creed

 

 

 

 

Summary of Investigation: _______________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

I agree that all of the information on this form is accurate and true to the best of my knowledge.

Signature: _____________________________________      Date:  __________________________

 

MORNING SUN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

104 R1 ANTI-BULLYING/ANTI-HARASSMENT INVESTIGATION PROCEDURES

Code No. 104R.1

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ANTI-BULLYING/ANTI-HARASSMENT INVESTIGATION PROCEDURES

 

Filing a Complaint

 

A Complainant who wishes to avail himself/herself of this procedure may do so by filing a complaint with the superintendent or superintendent’s designee. An alternate will be designated in the event it is claimed that the superintendent or superintendent’s designee committed the alleged discrimination or some other conflict of interest exists. Complaints shall be filed within 10 days of the event giving rise to the complaint or from the date the Complainant could reasonably become aware of such occurrence. The Complainant will state the nature of the complaint and the remedy requested. The Complainant shall receive assistance as needed.

Investigation

The school district will promptly and reasonably investigate allegations of bullying or harassment. The Superintendent (hereinafter “Investigator”) will be responsible for handling all complaints alleging bullying or harassment.

If the Complainant is under 18 years of age, the Investigator shall notify his or her parent(s)/guardian(s) that they may attend investigatory meetings in which the Complainant is involved. The complaint and identity of the Complainant, Respondent, or witnesses will only be disclosed as reasonably necessary in connection with the investigation or as required by law or policy.

The investigation may include, but is not limited to the following:

  • A request for the Complainant to provide a written statement regarding the nature of the complaint;
  • A request for the individual named in the complaint (hereinafter “Respondent”) to provide a written statement;
  • A request for witnesses identified during the course of the investigation to provide a written statement; and
  • Review and collection of documentation or information deemed relevant to the investigation.

The Investigator shall consider the totality of circumstances presented in determining whether conduct objectively constitutes bullying or harassment. Upon completion of the investigation, the Investigator shall issue a report with respect to the findings, and provide a copy of the report to the appropriate building principal or Superintendent if the investigation involved the building principal.

The complaint and identity of the Complainant, Respondent, or witnesses will only be disclosed as reasonably necessary in connection with the investigation or as required by law or policy.  Similarly, evidence uncovered in the investigation shall be kept confidential to the extent reasonably possible..

Decision

The investigator, building principal, or superintendent, depending on he individuals involved, shall inform the Complainant and the accused about the outcome of the investigation.  If, after an investigation, a student is found to be in violation of the policy, the student shall be disciplined by appropriate measures, which may include suspension and expulsion. If after an investigation a school employee is found to be in violation of this policy, the employee shall be disciplined by appropriate measures, which may include termination. If after an investigation a school volunteer is found to be in violation of this policy, the volunteer shall be subject to appropriate measures, which may include exclusion from school grounds.

Individuals who knowingly file false bullying and/or harassment complaints and any person who gives false statements in an investigation may be subject to discipline by appropriate measures, as shall any person who is found to have retaliated against another in violation of this policy. Any student found to have retaliated in violation of this policy shall be subject to measures up to, and including, suspension and expulsion.  Any school employee found to have retaliated in violation of this policy shall be subject to measures up to, and including, termination of employment. Any school volunteer found to have retaliated in violation of this policy shall be subject to measures up to, and including, exclusion from school grounds. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MORNING SUN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS