Harassment, intimidation and Bullying
Harassment, intimidation and bullying are prohibited in ACS Calvert and will not be tolerated. Students, staff, parents, or school contractors who engage or participate in the harassment, intimidation or bullying will receive appropriate discipline, sanctions or other appropriate intervention.
For the purposes of this Policy it is expressly stated that harassment, intimidation or bullying can take many forms including; slurs, rumors, jokes, innuendoes, demeaning comments, drawings, cartoons, pranks, gestures, physical attacks, threats, hazing or other written, verbal, or physical actions.
Harassment, intimidation and Bullying includes any action performed by means of any intentional written or electronic media message, verbal or physical act, including but not limited to one, shown to be motivated by any characteristics of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, or other distinguishing characteristics, when making the intentional written, verbal or physical act.
Retaliation for harassment, intimidation or bullying also constitutes violations of this Policy. Coercion, discrimination or reprisals taken against persons filing complaints or persons acting as witnesses to complaints shall also result in appropriate or further disciplinary action or sanction as provided for by ACS Calvert policies.