Harassment, Violence & Bullying Form
District 280 Policies Against Harassment, Violence and Bullying
Everyone at District 280 has a right to feel respected and safe. Consequently, we want you to know about our policies to prevent harassment, violence and bullying based upon any kind of legally protected classification.
A harasser may be a student or an adult. Harassment may include the following when related to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or any class protected under the law.
- name calling, jokes or rumors;
- pulling on clothing
- notes or cartoons;
- unwelcome touching of a person or clothing
- offensive or graphic posters or book covers; or
- any words or actions that make you feel uncomfortable, embarrass you, hurt your feelings or make you feel bad.
- If any words or actions make you feel uncomfortable or fearful, you need to tell a teacher, counselor, the principal or the Human Rights Officer and Title IX Coordinator, Craig Holje.
- You may also make a written report. It should be given to a teacher, counselor, the principal or the Human Rights Officer/Title IX Coordinator.
- Your right to privacy will be respected as much as possible.
- We take seriously all reports of harassment or violence and will take all appropriate actions based on your report.
- The School District will also take action if anyone tries to intimidate you or take action to harm you because you have reported.
- This is a summary of the school district policies against harassment, violence and bullying. Complete policies are available in the district office upon request, or on the district website: https://www.richfieldschools.org/about/policies.
General Statement of Policy Prohibiting Harassment, Violence, and Bullying
Richfield Public Schools prohibits harassment, violence, discrimination and bullying in all forms, including but not limited to that which occurs on the basis of a person’s actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or any class protected under the law.. If you or someone you know has experienced harassment, violence, discrimination, or bullying at school or at any school-related event for any reason, please complete this reporting form to have the incident(s) investigated by the District. Any student, parent/guardian, or district employee may complete this form and return it to any administrator.
Retaliation against any individual who makes a report or who participates or assists in an investigation of harassment, violence, discrimination, or bullying is strictly prohibited.
If you would like to report an incident via mail, you may download the paper report form and send it to Craig Holje at the District Office. His contact information can be found below. Alternatively, you may email or call your school principal or Craig Holje directly.
Craig Holje, Human Rights Office/Title IX Coordinator
7001 Harriet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423