STUDENT HARASSMENT, BULLYING, and DISCRIMINATION
All students are expected to treat one another in courteous and respectful manner. Under no circumstances are students permitted to harass, bully, or discriminate against other students or staff members through conduct or communication that is sexually-oriented or based on race, ethnicity, religion, handicap, physical differences, socio-economic status, or sexual preferences. Sexual harassment is specifically defined as unwelcomed sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other inappropriate verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Students who violate this policy will be subject to disciplinary action as determined by the Hanover Area School District.
Bullying means an intentional electronic, written, verbal or physical act or series of acts directed at another student or students, which occurs in a school setting, and/or outside a school setting.
Bullying includes cyber bullying.
School setting means in the school, on school grounds, in school vehicles, at a designated bus stop, or while a student, is going to or from school or at any activity sponsored, supervised, or sanctioned by the school.
The School Board prohibits all forms of bullying by district students.
The School Board encourages students who have been bullied to promptly report such incident(s) to a building administrator or guidance counselor.
The School Board prohibits all forms of harassment of students and third parties by all district students, contracted individuals, vendors, volunteers, and third parties.
Harassment shall consist of verbal, written, graphic or physical conduct relating to the individual's race, color, national origin/ethnicity, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, or religion.
Sexual harassment shall consist of unwelcome sexual advances; requests for sexual favors, and other inappropriate verbal, written, graphic, or physical conduct of a sexual nature.
The School Board prohibits all forms of dating violence in order to maintain a safe positive learning environment for all students.
The student or third party who believes he/she has been the subject to conduct that constitutes a violation of this policy is encouraged to immediately report the incident to a building administrator or guidance counselor.
The district Compliance Officer is the Superintendent, District Office (1600 Sans Souci Parkway, Hanover Township, PA 18706, and phone number is 831-2313.)