If the allegation of harassment involves a teacher or other school employee, the principal will submit the report of the investigation to the Superintendent. If there is sufficient evidence to support the allegations, disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, may be taken against the offender.
If the allegations of harassment is against a student and there is sufficient evidence to support the allegations, disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion, may be taken against the offender.
If there is insufficient evidence to support the allegations, no record will be made of the allegations in the complaining student’s permanent record. No record of the allegations will be placed in the accused employee’s personnel record or in an accused student’s permanent record if insufficient evidence supports the allegations.
In the event the investigation discloses that the complaining student has falsely accused another individual of harassment knowingly or in a malicious manner, the complaining student may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion.
In the event the harassment involves violent or other conduct which could be reasonably considered to be criminal in nature, the principal/Superintendent will refer the matter to the local law enforcement agency. (3-26-02)