If you believe you are a victim of bullying, sexual harassment, or dating violence, report this information to a campus administrator or other adult immediately. All allegations are taken seriously and will be investigated immediately.
AUSTIN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
STUDENT COMPLAINT FORM
BULLYING, SEXUAL HARASSMENT, DATING VIOLENCE
COMPLAINT FORM INSTRUCTIONS
A counselor or administrator who receives a report of bullying, sexual harassment or dating violence will address the following issues with the student who was the target of the reported behaviors in a private meeting before assisting the student to complete the Complaint Form.
Your Right to File a Complaint
The policy of Austin ISD is that all students be free from bullying and sexual harassment, including violence in students’ relationships. All charges of bullying, sexual harassment, and dating violence are to be taken seriously by students, faculty, staff and administration members and parents. The district will make every reasonable effort to handle and respond to every charge and complaint filed by students and employees in a fair, thorough, and just manner. Every reasonable effort will be made to protect the due process rights of all targets and all alleged offenders.
Instructions: Use this form to report bullying (including cyberbullying), sexual harassment and dating violence so that school officials may investigate and take appropriate steps to increase your safety.
Complete the form, providing as much detailed information as possible, so that the complaint may be properly investigated.
It is important that you report the facts as accurately and completely as possible and that you cooperate fully with the persons designated to investigate the complaint.
Where to file: Complaint forms will be available from any counselor or administrator. Once completed, the principal or designee will handle all complaints.
Confidentiality: To conduct this investigation in a confidential manner, the school will disclose the contents of your complaint only to those persons who have a need to know about your complaint. In signing the complaint form, you authorize the school to disclose, as needed, the information you have provided, and may in the future provide, regarding your complaint. Your complaint form will not be shown to the accused student.
Retaliation prohibited: Retaliation against a studentwho files a formal complaint is strictly prohibited and is grounds for disciplinary action, including but not limited to detention, Saturday school, community service, etc. [See the Student Code of Conduct.]