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Hate Crimes & Bias-Motivated Incidents

The District's goal is to develop students who appreciate and respect diversity, understand the roles and contributions of people of diverse groups, and who are prepared to interact harmoniously, work productively and thrive personally in a pluralistic society.

Definitions

Hate Crime:

An act or attempted act by any person against the person or property of another individual or group that in any way constitutes an expression of hostility toward the victim because of his or her race, religion, disability, gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation.  This includes, but is not limited to, threatening phone calls, hate mail, physical assault, vandalism, cross burning, destruction of religious symbols, and fire bombings.

 

Bias-Motivated Incidents:

School related behavior which constitutes an expression of hostility against the person or property of another because of the victim’s race, religion, disability, gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.  This may include such behavior as non-threatening name calling, using racial slurs, or disseminating racist leaflets.