Any student, school employee or volunteer who feels he/she has been a victim of bullying or harassing behavior, or has witnessed or who has reliable information that a student, school employee or volunteer has been subject to bullying or harassing behavior shall report such conduct to a teacher, principal, counselor or other school official. The report shall be made promptly but no later than five (5) calendar days after the alleged act or acts occurred. The school official shall complete a “Bullying/Harassing Behavior” complaint form which shall include the name of the reporting person, the specific nature and date of the misconduct, the names of the victim of the misconduct, the names of any witnesses and any other information that would assist in the investigation of the complaint. The report shall be given promptly to the principal or superintendent who shall institute an immediate investigation. Complaints against the principal shall be made to the superintendent and complaints against the superintendent shall be made to the Board chairman.
The complaint shall be investigated promptly. Parents will be notified of the nature of any complaint involving their student. The District official will arrange such meetings as may be necessary with all concerned parties within five (5) working days after initial receipt of the complaint by the District. The parties will have an opportunity to submit evidence and a list of witnesses. All findings related to the complaint will be reduced to writing. The District official conducting the investigation shall notify the victim and parents as appropriate when the investigation is completed and a decision regarding disciplinary action, as warranted, is determined.
If the victim is not satisfied with the decision of the District official, he/she may submit a written appeal to the superintendent. Such appeal shall be filed within ten (10) working days after receipt of the results of the initial decision. The superintendent will arrange such meetings with the victim and other affected parties as deemed necessary to discuss the appeal. The superintendent shall provide a written decision to the victim’s appeal within ten (10) working days. If the victim is not satisfied with the decision of the superintendent, a written appeal may be filed with the Board. Such appeal shall be filed within ten (10) working days after receipt of the decision of the superintendent. The Board shall, within twenty (20) working days, allow the victim and parents as appropriate to appear before the Board to present reasons for dissatisfaction with the decision of the superintendent. The Board shall provide a written decision within ten (10) working days following the victim’s appearance before the Board.
This post is for all parents, but especially for middle- and high school parents. Today, your Career Coaches would like to focus on the factors that predict STUDENT SUCCESS. As we work with students to help them become CAREER-AWARE and CAREER-READY, these FOUR FACTORS, in addition to grades, will impact your student’s success after high school.
J - Part-time jobs. When students are eligible to work, a part-time job teaches responsibility, independence, and self-confidence. Juniors and seniors that have not held a part-time job are less interested in planning for future careers.
A - School attendance. Being at school every day, on-time, and prepared to learn is key to students preparing for going to a job or college and doing well. Students that don’t come to school are learning poor habits that will hurt their job performance and contribute to failure inside and outside of school.
D - Driver’s License. When students cannot legally drive a vehicle, their opportunities for student internships and part-time jobs are very limited. Getting a driver’s license is an important milestone for your student. Please insist that they get one and help them with the preparation (documents, etc.) to pass their Learner’s Permit test. Application for a permit is available at HHS from Coach Brian Goodman.
E - Email. Email is the communication method that businesses use every day. Currently, due to the pandemic, HHS teachers and staff send students lots of information via email. Ms. Mooneyham and I often see students with 500 unread emails in their account. Students need to learn how to write emails and how to manage an email account BEFORE they begin work. Texting is not a substitute for email - please encourage your students to read and write emails…it’s important to their success.
REMEMBER…..THINK “JADE” TO HAVE IT MADE!! GO, HILLTOPPERS!!