• Bainbridge Island School District follows state law and has appropriate policies and procedures in place that address prohibition of harassment, sexual harassment, intimidation and bullying.
     
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    Policy 3706 and Procedure 3706   -  Prohibition of Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying, were revised according to new state law and adopted in June 2011. These confirm the district's commitment to a safe and civil educational environment for all students, employees, parents/legal guardians, volunteers, and patrons that is free from harassment, intimidation or bullying. They define these terms and associated behaviors, and they note trainings and interventions among other related information.
     
    Harassment and bullying are clearly defined by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. OSPI also has information on their School Safety Center website about bullying and harassment. Other resources include two FAQ Powerpoint presentations: one on Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying and a second on Cyberbullying.
     
    If you need to report an incident, please use the Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Reporting Form..
     
    If you have questions or concerns about harassment, bullying and intimidation, please contact your student's principal, or you may contact the Bainbridge Island School District's Harassment, Bullying and Intimidation Enforcement Officer, Erin Murphy, at 206-780-1072 or emurphy@bisd303.org.
     
    SEXUAL HARASSMENT
     
    Policy 3700 Prohibition Against Sexual Harassment states that sexual misconduct/harassment consists of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, sexually motivated physical contact, or other verbal or physical conduct or communication of a sexual nature.

    If you have questions, concerns or complaints about sexual harassment, please contact the school principal, or you may contact the Bainbridge Island School District’s Title IX/Civil Rights Compliance Officer, Erin Murphy at (206) 780-1072 or emurphy@bisd303.org.

    For a description of the sexual harassment complaint and remedy process, please refer to Procedure 3700 Resolving Complaints Related to Prohibition Against Sexual Harassment. 

    Anyone may use informal procedures to report and resolve complaints of sexual harassment.  Informal reports may be made to any staff member.  Staff will always notify complainants of their right to file a formal complaint and the process for the same.  Staff will also direct potential complainants to the Title IX/Civil Rights Compliance Officer.

    Any formal complaints regarding sexual harassment may be submitted by mail, e-mail, phone, or in person to:

    Assistant Superintendent Erin Murphy
    8489 Madison Avenue NE, Bainbridge Island WA
    206-780-1072
    emurphy@bisd303.org
     
     

    For additional resources on sexual harassment, please review these sites: