HARASSMENT, INTIMIDATION, AND BULLYING
Kiona-Benton City School District is committed to a safe and civil educational environment for all students, employees, volunteers and patrons, free from harassment, intimidation, or bullying.
If a student feels that they have been subjected to harassment, intimidation, or bullying, the student should report the incident immediately to a staff member.
At any time, a student or their parent/guardian may submit a formal complaint regarding harassment, intimidation, or bullying to the building principal.
The District Compliance Officer is:
Diann Zavala- Director of Special Services
1105 Dale Ave.
Benton City, WA 99320
Harassment, intimidation or bullying can take many forms including, but not limited to, slurs, rumors, jokes, innuendoes, demeaning comments, drawings, cartoons, pranks, gestures, physical attacks, threats or other written, oral, physical or electronically transmitted messages or images.
District Policy 3207 is not intended to prohibit expression of religious, philosophical, or political views, provided that the expression does not substantially disrupt the educational environment. Many behaviors that do not rise to the level of harassment, intimidation or bullying may still be prohibited by other district policies or building, classroom or program rules.
The District’s prohibition of harassment, intimidation, and bullying shall apply:
- On school District property at any time;
- Off school District property at any school activity, function, or event;
- Off school District property if the actions of the student materially or substantially effect the education process and/or student attendance at school.
Also refer to the OSPI website.