Investigation and Remedial Action
- The Director of PACE Career Academy or designee shall investigate alleged acts of bullying.
- The Director of PACE Career Academy will take such disciplinary action deemed necessary and appropriate, including but not limited to detention, in-house suspension, out-of-school suspension or referral to the Board to consider long-term suspension or expulsion, and/or referral to law enforcement in order to end bullying and prevent its recurrence.
- The procedures under RSA 193:13, Ed 317 and the School District discipline policies establish the due process and appeal rights for students disciplined for acts of bullying.
- Besides initiating disciplinary action, the Director of PACE Career Academy may also take other remedial action deemed necessary and appropriate to end bullying and prevent its recurrence including but not limited to requiring participation in peer mentoring, life skills groups; and/or reassigning classes, lunch periods or transportation.
- For non-disciplinary remedial actions where no other review procedures govern, the parent or legal guardian of the pupils involved in the bullying shall have the right to appeal the Director of PACE Career Academy or designee’s decision to the Board in writing within 5 days. The Board shall review the Director of PACE Career Academy or designee’s decision and issue a written decision within 10 days.
If the aggrieved party is still not satisfied with the outcome, then the aggrieved party may file a written request for review by the Board within 10 days of the Director’s decision. The board shall adhere to the procedures set for the in Ed 216 in resolving the dispute.
Any individual aggrieved by the board’s decision shall have the right to appeal the decision to the State Board of Education within 20 calendar days of receipt of the written decision of the school board in accordance with Ed 200.