Some key highlights from the Osseo Area School Policy 514 on Bullying Prohibition and Policy 548 Harassment -
Bullying Prohibition Policy 514“Bullying” means intimidating, threatening, abusive, or harming conduct that is objectively offensive and:1. an actual or perceived imbalance of power exists between the student engaging in the prohibited conduct and the target of the prohibited conduct, and the conduct is repeated or forms a pattern; or2. materially and substantially interferes with a student’s educational opportunities or performance or ability to participate in school functions or activities or receive school benefits, services, or privileges.
Any person who believes he or she has been the victim of bullying or any person with knowledge or belief of conduct that may constitute bullying will report the alleged acts immediately to the building principal, site leader or the his or her designee.
Within three days of receipt of a complaint or report of bullying, the school district will undertake or authorize an investigation by school district officials.
The school district is not authorized to disclose to a victim private educational or personnel data regarding an alleged perpetrator who is a student, contractor, volunteer, or employee of the school district.
Harassment Policy 548In compliance with M.S. 121A.03, subd. 2 – Sexual, Religious, and Racial Harassment and Violence and M.S. 363A – Department of Human Rights, the District prohibits any form of harassment or violence on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, or disability.
It will be a violation of Policy 548 – Harassment and Violence for any student, employee, or agent of the District to harass a student, employee, or agent of the District on any of the bases listed in Section I of this Policy through conduct or communication defined by Procedures 548 – Harassment and Violence. It will also be a violation of Policy 548 - Harassment and Violence for any student, employee, or agent of the District to inflict, threaten to inflict, or attempt to inflict violence upon any student, employee, or agent of the District on any of the bases listed in Section I of this Policy.
Some key highlights from the Osseo Area School Chemical Use/Abuse Policy 541-
Chemicals include but are not limited to alcohol, toxic substances, and controlledsubstances as defined in the school district’s Drug-Free Workplace/Drug-Free Schoolpolicy.
Use is defined as drinking, sniffing, smoking, swallowing, chewing, injecting, orotherwise absorbing into the body such illegal or mood-altering substances.Hereinafter, the term chemical(s) or chemical substances(s) will refer to all theprohibited substances defined in this paragraph A.
Chemical abuse means use of any psychoactive or mood-altering chemical substance,without compelling medical reason, in a manner that induces mental, emotional, orphysical impairment and causes socially dysfunctional or socially disorderingbehavior, to the extent that the student’s normal function in academic, school, orsocial activities is chronically impaired.
Paraphernalia is defined as equipment, products, and materials of any kind which areknowingly or intentionally used primarily in manufacturing a controlled substance orinjecting, ingesting, inhaling, or otherwise introducing a controlled substance into thehuman body (M.S. 152.01 – Definitions and Schedules of Controlled Substances). Itis unlawful for any person knowingly or intentionally to use, possess or manufacturedrug paraphernalia (M.S. 152.01, Subd. 18 – Drug Paraphernalia).
No student, regardless of age, may possess, use, be under the influence of,distribute, sell and/or exchange unauthorized or illegal chemical substances includingbut not limited to, narcotics, drugs, or other controlled substances, alcohol, or otherintoxicating substances or mood-altering chemicals, drug paraphernalia or look-alikesubstances, or other articles that are illegal or harmful to persons or property. Thisprohibition also includes one student sharing a prescription medication with another.Medication prescribed by a physician must be handled in accordance with Policy 516 –Student Medication.
This policy 541 - Chemical Use/Abuse applies district-wide on school property and atall school related activities, trips and functions, whether on or off school property,school bus stops, school buses, any other vehicle approved for District purposes, andthe area of entrance to or departure from school premises or events for all studentsregardless of age.