Policy 504.12

Dating Violence Prevention

The Board of Education prohibits behavior that has a negative impact on student health, welfare, safety, and the school’s learning environment.  Incidents of dating violence will not be tolerated on school grounds, in district vehicles, or at school sponsored activities or school-sponsored athletic events.

Dating violence is defined as 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.

The district will provide appropriate training to staff, deemed appropriate by the building principal, and incorporate within its educational program age-appropriate dating violence education that shall include, but not be limited to, defining dating violence, recognizing dating violence warning signs, and identifying characteristics of healthy dating relationships.

This policy shall be published in the student handbook.

Legal Reference:            Neb. Statute 79-2,141

Adoption :              June 14. 2010