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Dating Violence

Dating Violence

by Cassidy McBrayer

Dating Violence

CISD strives to ensure that all of its students and employees are free from bullying, sexual harassment, dating violence, and sexual violence. The District has adopted policies to insure every effort will be made to protect the due process rights of all victims and all alleged perpetrators.

Definition: Dating violence is defined as the intentional use of physical, sexual, verbal, or emotional abuse by a person to harm, threaten, intimidate,or control another person in a dating relationship. Dating violence is a pattern of coercive behavior that one partner exerts over the other person for the purpose of establishing and maintaining power and control.

A Notice of Parent and Students Rights: Bullying, Sexual Harassment, Dating Violence and Sexual Violence is included in the Student Code of Conduct. Concerns should be addressed to the campus principal.

Complaints are documented and investigated in accordance with CISD policy and guidelines. Any staff member who observes an incident that involves physical or sexual assault or threats will report the incident immediately to the principal. Any staff member who learns of an incident or
threat may submit a Complaint Form on behalf of the victim.

Administrators and faculty members receive annual awareness training during in-service days in August.

Students in grades 7-12 also receive age-appropriate dating and sexual violence education.