Prevention and Response Procedures

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    Harassment, Hazing, and Bullying Prevention Measures

    The Essex Westford Educational Community Unified Union School District is committed to providing all of its students with a safe and supportive school environment in which all members of the school community are treated with respect.

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    Procedures Following a Report

    Upon receipt (see definition above) of a complaint of hazing, harassing and/or bullying the designated employee shall promptly investigate (or cause to be investigated) to determine whether hazing, harassing and/or bullying occurred.

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What is Harassment, Hazing and Bullying?

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    Definition: Bullying

    “Bullying” means any overt act or combination of such acts directed against a student by another student or group of students and which is repeated over time; is intended to ridicule, humiliate, and occurs on school property or at school events and/or interferes with a student's education. Click above to read more

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    Definition: Harassment

    “Harassment” means an incident or incidents motivated by a student’s or a student’s family member’s perceived race, creed, color, national origin, marital status disability, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Click above to read more.

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    Definition: Hazing

    “Hazing” means any intentional, knowing or reckless act committed by a student, whether individually or in concert with others, against another student. Click above to read more.

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