Responding to Bias-Based Incidents

Bias-based incidents are harmful and upsetting to any school community. When these incidents occur they can deeply challenge any school community’s climate of belonging. The ways in which we plan for, address, and heal from such incidents determines the path our school community is on to ensure a welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone. 

A bias incident is any behavior that targets an individual and/or group based on their actual or perceived race/color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity/expression, age, disability or sexual orientation.

 

Why it’s important to report bias-based incidents

Reporting a bias-based incident allows the appropriate school personnel to respond in the best ways to provide support, intervention and/or education to eliminate the behavior. Also, reporting bias-based incidents informs school-wide supports and interventions.

 

I want to report a bias-based incident

To report a bias-based incident you can contact our School Counselor & Respect For All Liaison, Cara Turnbull or complete our online Bias Reporting Form.

After making/submitting a bias incident report, our Administration will evaluate the details and work collaboratively with staff members to respond to the incident.