Granite School District strives to provide safe, supportive, and welcoming schools for all students. District policies prohibits conduct that is unsafe, disruptive, or disrespectful toward others.*
District policies do not allow for unsafe conduct. For example, District policies prohibit threats or acts of violence; real or lookalike weapons; explosive or flammable materials; gang activity; criminal behavior; destruction or damage to property; willful disobedience or defiance; and possession of illegal drugs, alcohol, or other prohibited substances.
Bullying, Cyberbullying, Harassment, Hazing, and Other Similar Conduct
Bullying, cyberbullying, harassment, hazing, and other similar offensive conduct is also prohibited. Generally, this type of
conduct includes an intent to cause distress or harm; involves a relationship with an imbalance of power; and includes repeated
acts (or one serious act) of violence, intimidation, humiliation, or social isolation. Offending conduct can be physical, verbal, or
written and may come in the form of social pressure, criticism, disrespectful behavior, or excluding others from an activity
intentionally. Conduct may be intended as retaliation toward another person, which is also prohibited. Offending conduct may
be obvious or subtle and it can include enlisting another person to commit the prohibited actions. Offending conduct can also
be considered discrimination if the conduct is based on a person’s race, gender, or some other protected classification.
Reporting and Correcting Offending Conduct
If you are treated in the ways described above, or you see another person being treated that way, please report the conduct as soon as possible. There are many ways to make a report:
- you can talk to your principal, teacher, or another employee at the school;
- you can leave a message in “Buddy Boxes” or deliver it in writing to the office;
- you can call or text the District Safety Hotline – Phone: (801) 481-7199, Text: (801) 664-2929;
- you can use the SafeUT application on your phone or your parent’s phone;
- you or your parents can report to the District by calling the School Accountability Department: (385) 646-4510;
- you or your parents can report to the District by calling the Educational Equity Department: (385) 646-4205;
- you or your parents can report to the Office for Civil Rights, Region VIII, U.S. Department of Education, Federal Building, Suite 310, 1244 Speer Boulevard, Denver, Colorado 80204.
Administrators will investigate all reports, make corrections, and work to prevent further misconduct. School officials shall
notify parents of incidents involving bullying, cyberbullying, hazing, retaliation, harassment, discrimination, or other similar
conduct. Based on the severity of the conduct, students may receive discipline including parent/guardian conferences,
suspension/expulsion, referral to law enforcement, placement outside the school, and/or other discipline that is appropriate.
This policy covers conduct occurring at school and conduct outside of school if it affects the school environment. False reports
or allegations are prohibited and may also result in discipline.
For more information about these subjects, please contact the District Compliance Office by calling (385) 646-4009.
By signing below, I hereby acknowledge that I have reviewed and understand the information contained.
Parent/Guardian Signature: _______________________
District Policies can be found here: http://www.graniteschools.org/legal/policies/. Relevant policies are as follows:
- Article VIII.B.3. School Safety Violations
- Article V.C.7. Unlawful Acts in or about Schools and School Trespass
- Administrative Memo One-Hundred Six, Safe School Policy
- Administrative Memo Ninety-Five, Prohibited Substances
- Article VIII.B.9. Prohibition of Bullying, Cyberbullying, Hazing, and Retaliation
- Article V.C.1. Prohibition of Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation