GBNA - Hazing, Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying, Menacing, or Cyberbullying - Staff

Code: GBNA
Adopted: 8/14/13, 7/13/22 

The Board is committed to providing a positive and productive learning and working environment. 

Hazing, harassment, intimidation, bullying, menacing, and acts of cyberbullying of staff or third parties by staff, students, or third parties is strictly prohibited and shall not be tolerated in the district.

Retaliation against the victim, any person who reports, is thought to have reported, files a complaint, or otherwise participates in an investigation or inquiry is strictly prohibited. Such retaliation shall be considered a serious violation of Board policy and independent of whether a report or complaint is substantiated. False charges shall also be regarded as a serious offense and will result in disciplinary action or other appropriate sanctions.

Staff whose behavior is found to be in violation of this policy will be subject to consequences and appropriate remedial action which may include discipline, up to and including dismissal. Third parties whose behavior is found to be in violation of this policy shall be subject to appropriate sanctions as determined and imposed by the superintendent or the Board. Students whose behavior is found to be in violation of this policy will be subject to consequences and appropriate remedial action which may include discipline, up to and including expulsion.

Individuals may also be referred to law enforcement officials. Licensed staff may be reported to Teacher Standards and Practices Commission if required by Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 584-020-0041.

The superintendent is directed to develop administrative regulations to implement this policy. Regulations shall include descriptions of prohibited conduct, reporting and investigative procedures, and provisions to ensure annual notice of this policy is provided to students, staff, and third parties.


Legal Reference(s)

ORS 166.155 - 166.165
ORS 174.100
ORS 339.250
ORS 659A.006
ORS 659A.029
ORS 659A.103 - 659A.143
ORS 659A.199 - 659A.224
OAR 839-003-0000
OAR 839-005-0021
OAR 839-005-0030
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d (2012).
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et. Seq. (2012).
Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, 29 U.S.C. §§ 621-634 (2012); 29 C.F.R. Part 1626 (2018)
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. §§ 12101-12213 (2012); 29 C.F.R. Part 1630 (2018); 28 C.F.R. Part 35 (2018).
Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, 42 U.S.C. §§ 12101-12133 (2012).
Bartsch v. Elkton School District, FDA-13-011 (March 27, 2014).
OREGON BUREAU OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIES, Workplace Bullying (visited Feb. 26, 2019),
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