III. The Investigation Process: The HIB Specialist will:
1) Consult with the building principal.
2) Collect and review all statements related to the incident.
3) Interview victim/offender/witnesses. (Separately)
4) Call parents of victim and offender.
5) Set-up conferences/re-entries with victim or offender and always have parents and administrators present.
6) Make use of our Mandatory Conference Parent Program or Home For Parent (HFP) for offender.
7) Make a notation in Power School or a binder under victim and offender of all actions taken. (meeting/phone calls/emails)
8) Document all anonymous reports and investigate.
9) Submit all complaints against a staff member to the Building Principal.
10) Offer counseling to victim and offender. (Health & Social Services Coordinator, Guidance Counselor (HSSC) or Child Study Team (CST).
NOTE: Victim must be seen within 48 hours.
IV. Consequences: An Administrator will:
1) Assign appropriate level of suspension
1st offense – Home for Parent Conference
2nd Offense- 1 day Out of School Suspension (OSS)
3rd offense – 2-3 days OSS
4th Offense-5 days OSS ((Possible Central Office Intervention)
2) Notify CST if applicable.
3) Set-up reentry meeting with parents, students, teacher, counselor, HSSC and CST.
4) If necessary, begin process for Intervention & Referral Services. (IR&S)
5) Follow-up with counseling for victim and offender.
V. Bystanders: A student may be found to have committed an act of bullying without being the individual who performed the overt act. Examples of this enabling type of behavior may include encouraging a bully to physically attack a student, spreading rumors, or shunning a student whom a group has ostracized. Bystanders will be subject to disciplinary action. Counselor will consider the nature of the behavior before determining a remedial action and/or disciplinary consequence.
VI. Retaliation: A person who commits an act of retaliation or reprisal against the individual who reported the original act of harassment, intimidation or bullying, or an individual who falsely accuses someone of harassment, intimidation or bullying is subject to the same disciplinary consequences as the original aggressor. The level of disciplinary consequence may match the level of the original consequences given to the aggressor or may increase to the next level of consequence as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct. All disciplinary sanctions will be implemented with consideration of the individual’s due process rights.