Oak Hill Academy Policy Manual

Non-Discriminatory Statement • Rules for acceptance and participation in all activities and programs are the same for all without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, handicap, or national origin. This institution is primarily a special agency geared to meet the needs of the individual student, 13 through 18 years of age of average to high intelligence with minimal physical, social, emotional or behavioral limitations and geared only to take care of those types of conditions. Individuals with other disabilities or handicaps will be referred to another institution with appropriate services. Legal Names It is the policy of Oak Hill Academy to refer to students in accordance with the legal name supplied by parents during the admission process. In the event that a student requests to be addressed by a different name, the Academy administration will take appropriate steps to notify parents. Faculty and staff are to refrain from granting student requests to be addressed in word or writing by any name other than that supplied during the admissions process, unless administrative approval is received. Hazing, Assault and Battery, Sexual Harassment • Any student guilty of assault and battery on any person is subject to arrest and immediate expulsion. • Oak Hill Academy is committed to a mutually respectful school environment. Students, employees, guests and vendors can expect a daily experience free from verbal or physical conduct which harasses, disrupts or interferes with academic or work performance. At no time will intimidating, degrading, or hostile behavior be tolerated on campus. • Harassment of any type is strictly prohibited. This includes verbal or physical conduct and/or written or graphic material that denigrates or shows hostility toward an individual for any reason. Prohibited conduct includes but is not limited to epithets, slurs, negative stereotyping, and threatening, hostile or intimidating acts. o Physical – Physical harassment is defined as any unwanted touch or act. Such acts include but are not limited to a punch, kick, slap or shove that is unprovoked and hostile. o Emotional – Emotional harassment is defined as any unwanted nonphysical act of aggression. Such behaviors include but are not limited to gossip, notes, name calling, taunting/teasing, and threatening language intended to degrade another. o Sexual – Sexual harassment is defined as any unwelcome sexual advance, request for sexual favor, written communication and/or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment takes many forms which may be offensive

to others. Such conduct includes but is not limited to: § Sexual flirtation, touching, advances, propositions. § Verbal abuse of a sexual nature. § Graphic or suggestive degrading words to describe another. § Use of sexually degrading words to describe another.


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