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5055 - Dating Violence

 

Policy 5055

Dating Violence

 

 

West Point Public Schools strives to provide a physically safe and emotionally secure environment for all students and staff. Positive behaviors are encouraged in the educational program and are required of students and staff. This behavior is further encouraged beyond school and into the social realm - therefore acts of dating violence are discouraged and will not be tolerated.

 

For purposes of this policy:

  • “Dating violence” means a pattern of behavior where one person uses threats of, or actually uses, physical, sexual, verbal, or emotional abuse to control his or her dating partner.

 

  • “Dating partner” means any person, regardless of gender, involved in an intimate relationship with another person primarily characterized by the expectation of affectionate involvement whether casual, serious, or long term.

 

Incidents of dating violence involving students at school will be addressed as the administration determines appropriate.

 

Staff training on dating violence shall be provided as deemed appropriate by the administration. The dating violence training shall include, but need not be limited to, basic awareness of dating violence, warning signs of dating violence, and the District's dating violence policy.

 

Dating violence education that is age-appropriate shall be incorporated into the school program.  Dating violence education shall include, but not be limited to, defining dating violence, recognizing dating violence warning signs, and identifying characteristics of healthy dating relationships.

 

The administration will be responsible for ensuring that this dating violence policy is published in the school district’s student-parent handbook.  Parents and legal guardians shall be informed of the dating violence policy by such other means as the administration determines appropriate.

 

 

 

Adopted on:     5/10/2010

 

Revised on:     08/08/2016

 

Reviewed on: ________

 

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