Each District 202 student has the right to a safe learning environment that is free from teen dating violence. Teen dating violence is unacceptable and the Board of Education prohibits such violence. Such conduct may also constitute harassment and/or bullying which are both prohibited by law and the following Board Policies: 5:20 Workplace Harassment Prohibited, 7:10 Equal Educational Opportunities, 7:12 Student Rights and Responsibilities, 7:20 Freedom From Harassment, and 7:180 Preventing Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment. The District shall respond promptly to complaints and reports of teen dating violence and corrective action will be taken where necessary, including disciplinary action where appropriate.
For the purposes of this Policy, “dating” or “dating relationship” means an ongoing social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature between two persons. “Dating” or “dating relationship” does not include a casual relationship or ordinary fraternization between two persons in a business or social context.
For the purposes of this Policy, “teen dating violence” means either of the following:
Education and Training
Age-appropriate education about teen dating violence shall be incorporated into new or existing training programs for students in grades 7 thru 12, as recommended by the principal or his or her designee. Education about teen dating violence shall also be incorporated into new or existing training programs for all school employees, as recommended by the principal or his or her designee.
Procedures for Responding to Incidents of Teen Dating Violence
The District establishes the following procedures for the manner in which school employees are to respond to incidents of teen dating violence that take place at the school, on school grounds, at school-sponsored activities, or in vehicles used for school-provided transportation:
The Superintendent or his or her designee shall notify all students and parents of this Policy.
LEGAL REF.: 105 ILCS 110/3.10
CROSS REF.: 5:20 (Workplace Harassment Prohibited), 7:10 (Equal Educational Opportunities), 7:12 (Student Rights and Responsibilities), 7:20 (Freedom From Harassment), 7:180 (Preventing Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment)
ADOPTED: December 16, 2013
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