Hazing is a fundamental violation of human dignity. Hazing is any action taken or situation created, intentionally, whether on or off school premises, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment or ridicule.
Northern Valley will not tolerate hazing, bullying, intimidation and harassment of any kind, anywhere, at any time. Violations of this policy will be cause for disciplinary action, which may include verbal censure to dismissal. Penalties such as stripping of captainship, paying for physical damages, making public apology, or restriction/ elimination from future participation may also be imposed. Any instances of HIB will be reported to the principal or his designee within one day of occurrence.
Coaches may develop their own training rules with the athletic director’s approval. They must inform players and parents prior to the season of their rules. No coach’s rule can be contrary to school policy.
Building administration and the Anti Bullying Specialist shall conduct an investigation of an offense on the first school day following report of the offense. Based on
the investigation, penalties shall be implemented. The student’s parents will be notified in writing of the assigned penalties. Any student suspended may request an appeals hearing. This hearing shall occur as close to the date of the infraction as possible, but not longer than five school days following the infraction. Members of the appeal hearing committee may include student, parents, coach, athletic director, and building administrator.
The Athletic Department will strictly enforce the Anti Bullying Bill of Rights (HIB Policy) as referenced in this handbook.