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4101.19 County Board of Education Action and Reporting
Upon receipt of a report substantiated by staff observation or by the investigation,
the principal, superintendent or local board of education will take appropriate action against
those found to have violated §126-99-6 pursuant to W.Va. Code §18A-1-1 and §18A-5-1a.
The principal or superintendent shall also initiate such other action as is appropri-
ate to ease tensions and to affirm the values of respect and understanding, in accordance with
the county's plan developed pursuant to §126-99-5, above.
The principal, superintendent or designee shall promptly enter the required disci-
plinary data into the West Virginia Education Information System (WVEIS) in order to file
the required information with the West Virginia Department of Education of all substantiated
reports of all violations of the Student Code of Conduct.
4101.20 Reprisal
The county board of education will take appropriate action against any student who
retaliates against any person who reports alleged violations or any person who testifies, assists
or participates in an investigation, or who testifies, assists or participates in a proceeding or
hearing relating to such violations. Retaliation includes, but is not limited to, any form of in-
timidation, reprisal or harassment. Disciplinary action against any student, administrator or
other school personnel who falsely reports violations of this policy may include, but is not
limited to, a verbal or written reprimand or a suspension from school or assigned duties
4101.21 Right to Alternative Complaint Procedures
These procedures do not deny the right of any individual to pursue other avenues
of recourse which may include filing charges with the West Virginia Human Rights Commis-
sion, initiating civil action or seeking redress under the state criminal statutes and/or federal
4101.22. Dissemination of Policy and Training.
This policy or a summary will be conspicuously posted throughout each Harrison
County school and facility in areas accessible to students and staff members such as the coun-
selor’s office, teacher’s lounge, bulletin boards in central hallways, teacher classrooms, and
other commons areas.
This policy will appear in the Harrison County Schools Policy and Administrative
Regulations Guide, published annually. A copy will be distributed to all students and staff