Silverdale intends to provide its employees and students with an environment that is free of offensive kinds of behavior. Conduct, whether intentional or unintentional, that subjects another person to unwanted attention, comments or actions because of race, national origin, age, sex, physical characteristic or disability, violates the dignity of a person created in the image of Christ.
Silverdale does not condone or allow verbal or written harassment, unkind teasing, or bullying of its constituents whether engaged in by employees, supervisors, parents, students or other persons who may be present on or off our property, or comments or images posted in a media outlet to include all social networks, emails, text messages, tweets, or any other form of communication.
Any person who believes he or she has been subjected to harassment should report it immediately to a school administrator. The School Administration will take the responsibility to determine if actions or words received constitute offensive behavior, as well as the extent and type of offense and consequences. This policy also includes parents’ behavior and correspondence with teachers and coaches.
Though the school will do its best to investigate reports of inappropriate behavior, the administration cannot bring action on alleged violators without reasonable proof. All reports of harassment and subsequent investigations will be handled discreetly to avoid embarrassment of the person making the report.
Any person who is determined to have violated this policy will be subject to corrective action and discipline, including the possibility of termination (for employees) or expulsion (for students). Any person suspected of violating this policy may immediately be removed from the school until investigation, if the action warrants.
Any verbal, written or any form of intentional threat of violence of a personal or corporate nature towards students, parents, teachers, coaches and staff of Silverdale is prohibited and will result in an immediate investigation by the Administration. Any person who creates a well-informed fear (e.g. bomb threat, etc.) that such violence is imminent will be subject to disciplinary action, including expulsion from school and/or any necessary legal action that would naturally follow.
This Respect Policy includes but is not limited to the following:
The threat of insinuation of those submissions, to sexual advances or verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, will affect employment decisions or status of staff or any student’s standing or enrollment.
Any graphic commentary about an individual’s body, sexually degrading remarks used to describe an individual, or unwelcome propositions and physical advances of a sexual nature.
The creation of an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or educational environment as a result of any kind of behavior prohibited herein. This would also include the environment in the gym or athletic field created by parents, students, or coaches.
Respect is to be shown to both persons and property at all times by all members of the Silverdale family both on and off the campus of Silverdale Baptist Academy.