A Welcoming Environment for All
The Kyrene School District believes it is the right of every student to be educated in a positive, safe, caring, and respectful learning environment, in order to maximize student achievement, foster personal growth, and help build a sense of community. We ask for the assistance of students, staff, and families in maintaining this goal.
Commitment to supporting safe, inclusive learning environments
Commitment to an environment free of harassment:
To achieve this environment, the District will not tolerate bullying, harassment, or intimidation in any form. Harassment is intentional behavior by a student or group of students on the basis of actual or perceived race, ethnicity, color, religion (e.g. antisemitism), ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, socioeconomic status, size or personal appearance (e.g. “fat shaming”), age, linguistics or language differences, or physical, cognitive, social, and emotional abilities.
Students, staff, and families are encouraged to report harassment to their building principal as outlined in Policy 5-409, and the District will ensure a prompt investigation. Retaliation by any student directed toward a student or employee related to the reporting of a case or a suspected case of bullying, harassment, or intimidation will not be tolerated. Students found to be bullying, harassing, or intimidating others, or retaliating against a report of bullying, harassment, or intimidation, will be disciplined up to and including suspension or expulsion from school.
The Kyrene School District is committed to promoting fair and equitable practices for all students and staff, in which everyone receives learning experiences and supports that expand opportunities for growth and achievement.
Commitment to an environment free of hazing:
The District also will not tolerate hazing of students in any form. Hazing is any intentional or reckless act committed by a student, whether individually or in concert with other persons, against another student and in which both of the following apply:
The act was committed in connection with an initiation into, an affiliation with or the maintenance of membership in any organization that is affiliated with an educational institution.
The act contributes to a substantial risk of potential physical injury, mental harm or degradation, or causes physical injury, mental harm or personal degradation.
Students, staff, and families are encouraged to report hazing directly to a school administrator or a professional staff member, as outlined in Policy 5-408.