STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Mukilteo School District believes that students can learn and be taught to manage their own behavior. With that belief, the district has established three general rules of conduct that guide behavior: 1) students will respect the rights and property of themselves and others, 2) students will behave in such a manner as to create a positive learning environment, and 3) students will respect the health and safety of others. Every student is given a copy of the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook, which outlines the policies and philosophies of the Mukilteo School District relating to student behavior. For more information, call 425-356-1293.
Mukilteo School District staff members will treat parents and other members of the public with respect and will expect the same in return. The school district encourages positive communication with the public. Any person who uses abusive, hostile, or obscene speech, disrupts school or office operations, willfully causes property damage, or who threatens the health and safety of students or staff, will be politely admonished to communicate civilly or will be directed to leave school property.
The Mukilteo School District is committed to a positive and productive learning environment free of sexual harassment. The district prohibits harassment of its students, whether committed by a permanent or substitute employee, contractor, parent, volunteer, vendor, other student, or board member. The district will not tolerate sexual harassment between members of the same or opposite sex, as it undermines the integrity of the educational environment.
The district will take all complaints of harassment seriously and will act to investigate all complaints. Any student who believes that he or she has been subjected to sexual harassment in the educational environment is encouraged to bring his or her complaint to the immediate attention of his or her principal, assistant principal, counselor, or teacher for assistance in resolving the matter. Most harassment complaints can be resolved satisfactorily at this first level of intervention at the school.
If a student believes that his or her complaint of harassment has not been resolved satisfactorily at the school level, the student will be referred to the school district’s Title IX?officer, Bruce Hobert (425-356-1319) to initiate a formal complaint. More detailed information about the school district’s sexual harassment policy and procedure can be found in Board Policy 3214 and Procedures 3214-P.
HARASSMENT, INTIMIDATION, AND BULLYING
The Mukilteo School District is committed to a safe and civil educational environment for all students that is free from harassment, intimidation, or bullying. Students will not be harassed because of their race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, including gender expression or identity, mental or physical disability, or other distinguishing characteristics.
Any student who believes he or she has been the target of unresolved severe or persistent harassment, intimidation, or bullying may report incidents verbally or in writing to any staff member using an incident reporting form. The district’s compliance officer for harassment, intimidation, or bullying is the director of student services, who can be reached at 425-356-1260.
Detailed information about the school district’s policy and procedures on harassment, intimidation, and bullying can be found in Board Policy 3216 and Procedures 3216-P. Resources for parents and students about cyberbullying are available at the Washington State School Safety Center’s website.
We try hard to satisfy everybody, but there may be a time when you are not happy with a decision or the way something was done. If you find yourself in such a situation, we ask that you first take your concern to the person closest to the problem. If you have a concern about something that took place in your child’s classroom, for example, we ask that you first discuss the problem with the teacher. You should not take your complaint directly to the Mukilteo School Board. As a policy, the Board will not hear comments directed against students or employees of the school district, including those made through inference or implication, while it is in open public session.