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5516 Policy_Student Hazing

The Board of Education believes that hazing activities of any type are inconsistent with the educational process
and a violation of State law. It prohibits all such activities at any time in school facilities, on school property, and at
any District-sponsored event.
Hazing shall be defined for purposes of this policy as performing any act or coercing another, including the victim,
to perform any act of initiation into any class, group, or organization that causes or creates a risk of causing
mental, emotional, or physical harm. Permission, consent, or assumption of risk by an individual subjected to
hazing shall not lessen the prohibitions contained in this policy.
Administrators, faculty members, and other employees of the District shall be alert to possible situations,
circumstances, or events which might include hazing. If hazing or planned hazing is discovered, the students
involved shall be informed by the discoverer of the prohibitions contained in this policy and shall be ordered to end
all hazing activities or planned activities immediately. All hazing incidents shall be reported immediately to the
Superintendent. Students, administrators, faculty members, and other employees who fail to abide by this policy
may be subject to disciplinary action and may be held personally liable for civil or criminal penalties. Disciplinary
action for students may include, but not be limited to, suspension and/or expulsion. Disciplinary action for staff
members may be subject to any applicable terms of a collective bargaining agreement.
The Superintendent shall distribute this policy to all students and District employees, and shall incorporate it into
building, staff, and student handbooks. It shall also be the subject of discussion at - employee staff meetings or
in-service programs.

120.13, Wis. Stats.

Approved/Adopted: July 13, 2009

Sharon Weinstock,
Aug 8, 2011, 9:12 AM