(Refer to BOE Policy JCF)
“Hazing” is a recklessly coercing, demanding, or encouraging another person to perform, as a condition of membership in a social, academic, athletic, or other school-sponsored activity or group, any act which could reasonably be expected to result in great bodily harm, disfigurement or death or which is done in a manner whereby great bodily harm, disfigurement or death could be inflicted or any behavior or activity that one is subjected to that is humiliating, degrading, or endangering as a condition of membership in a school organization, team, or group. Hazing is prohibited on school property, in school vehicles, and at school-sponsored activities or events. Permission, consent, or assumption of risk by an individual subjected to hazing does not lessen the prohibition contained in this policy. No administrator, teacher, or other employee of the district shall encourage, permit, condone, or tolerate any hazing activities. No students are permitted to plan, encourage, or engage in any hazing. Administrators, teachers, and all other district employees shall be particularly alert to possible conditions, circumstances, or events that might include hazing. If any of the prohibited behaviors are planned or discovered, involved students shall be informed by the discovering district employee of the prohibition contained in this policy and shall be required to end all such activities immediately. All hazing incidents are to be reported immediately to the Superintendent, Director of Human Resources, or building principal, and appropriate discipline shall be administered. Administrators, teachers, other employees, and students who fail to abide by this policy may be subject to disciplinary action and may be liable for civil and criminal penalties under State and/or Federal law. No one is permitted to retaliate against an employee or student because he/she files a grievance or assists or participates in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing regarding a charge of hazing of an individual.
- Student Conduct/Discipline