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ACB - ALL STUDENTS BELONG

Code:   ACB

Adopted:  12/14/20

All students are entitled to a high-quality educational experience, free from discrimination or harassment based on perceived race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or national origin.

All employees are entitled to work in an environment that is free from discrimination or harassment based on perceived race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or national origin.

All visitors are entitled to participate in an environment that is free from discrimination or harassment based on perceived race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or national origin.

The district prohibits the use or display of any symbols of hate on district property or in any district- or school-sponsored program, service, school or activity that is funded in whole or in part by monies appropriated by the Oregon Legislative Assembly, except where used in teaching curriculum that is aligned to the Oregon State Standards.

“Symbol of hate” means a symbol, image, or object that expresses animus on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or national origin including, the noose, swastika, or confederate flag[1], and whose display:

1.      Is reasonably likely to cause a substantial disruption of or material interference with school activities; or

2.      Is reasonably likely to interfere with the rights of students by denying them full access to the services, activities, and opportunities offered by a school.

The superintendent or designee is directed to develop procedures for addressing reports or complaints of bias incidents.

“Bias incident” means a person’s hostile expression of animus toward another person, relating to the other person’s perceived race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or national origin, of which criminal investigation or prosecution is impossible or inappropriate. Bias incidents may include derogatory language or behavior directed at or about any of the preceding demographic groups.

END OF POLICY


[1] While commonly referred to as the “confederate flag,” the official name of the prohibited flag is the Battle Flag of the Armies of Northern Virginia.

Tinker v. Des Moines Indep. Cmty. Sch. Dist., 393 U.S. 503 (1969).

Dariano v. Morgan Hill Unified Sch. Dist., 767 F.3d 764 (9th Cir. 2014).

State v. Robertson, 293 Or. 402 (1982).

Legal Reference(s) 

Legal Reference(s):

ORS 659.850

ORS 659.852

OAR 581-002-0005

OAR 581-022-2312

OAR 581-022-2370

Cross Reference(s):

AC - Nondiscrimination

GBA - Equal Employment Opportunity

JB - Equal Educational Opportunity

JBB – Educational Equity