Bullying & Harassment Policy
Student safety is Perry Township Schools top priority, and we take reports of bullying and cyberbullying very seriously. Our administrators respond to reports of bullying and cyberbullying in accordance to the Indiana Department of Education’s guidelines. Reports of bullying should be made consistent with Perry Township Schools Bullying Policy found below.
Additionally, Perry Township Schools does not tolerate discrimination or harassment in its educational or work environments. Consistent with the policy below, any member of the school community is encouraged to report incidents of discrimination or harassment.
All students have the right to an education in an environment that is conducive to learning. The Perry Township Schools Board of Education has adopted a code of conduct to maintain a culture of respect and safety for everyone. Students and parents/guardians are encouraged to read the 2019-20 Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook to become familiar with the expectations set forth for all Perry Township students.
Perry Township Schools provides reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities attending district activities. Anyone requiring special accommodation should contact the school or facility at least 48 hours prior to an event or activity, so we may have a reasonable opportunity to provide accommodation.
Perry Township Schools is committed to ensuring equal access to programs, services, and activities.
The Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) program is authorized under Title VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11431 et seq.) (McKinney-Vento Act). The McKinney-Vento Act was originally authorized in 1987 and most recently re-authorized in December 10th, 2016 by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).The McKinney-Vento Act is designed to address the challenges that homeless children and youths have faced in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school.
Under the McKinney-Vento Act, State educational agencies (SEAs) must ensure that each homeless child and youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, as other children and youths. Homeless children and youths must have access to the educational and related services that they need to enable them to meet the same challenging State academic standards to which all students are held. In addition, homeless students may not be separated from the mainstream school environment. SEAs and local educational agencies (LEAs) are required to review and undertake steps to revise laws, regulations, practices, or policies that may act as barriers to the identification, enrollment, attendance, or success in school of homeless children and youths.