Riverview School District

Harassment/Intimidation/Bullying Statement

The Riverview School district is committed to a safe and civil educational environment for all students, employees, parents/legal guardians, volunteers and patrons that is free from harassment, intimidation, and bullying.  In order to ensure respect and prevent hard, it is a violation of District Policy 6580 for a student to be harassed, intimidated, or bullied by others in the school community, at school sponsored events, or when such actions create a substantial disruption to the educational process.

If your child feels he/she has been harassed or bullied, the incident(s) should be reported immediately to a teacher, counselor, or principal.  Children bullied on the bus may report information to the bus driver or transportation supervisor.

The complete text of District Policy 6580:  Prohibition of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying and District Policy 6590:  Sexual Harassment can be obtained on the RSD website. 

Sexual Harassment

It is the policy of the Riverview School District that there be no discrimination against any student or staff on the basis of sex.  The district is committed to a positive and productive education and working environment free from discrimination.  Sexual harassment is a violation of the district’s rules of conduct. 

The complete text of District Policy 6590 and the process to follow for reporting a complaint, can be found in district buildings, handbooks, and on the district website.

Informal Complaint Process: Anyone may use informal procedure to report and resolve complaints of sexual harassment. Such informal reports may be made to any staff member and will direct the potential complainants to the appropriate staff member who can explain the informal and formal process.

Formal Complaint Process: Anyone may initiate a formal complaint of sexual harassment. The process includes protecting complainants and witnesses by implementing anti-retaliation provisions. Part of a formal investigation includes a complaint made in writing with specifics outlined and a resulting written report. If the complainant is not satisfied with the result, the superintendent will respond. Corrective measure may result.

If a complainant remains aggrieved, there is an appeal process. This process includes appealing to the school board and then, if still, aggrieved an appeal may be made to the Superintendent of Public Instruction.There are strict dates and deadlines associated with each step of the process; therefore, it is imperative to view the entire process in board policy and/or call the compliance officer.

Non Discrimination Statement

The Riverview School District complies with all federal and state statutes and regulations and does not discriminate in any program or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identify, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  This holds true for all district employment and student opportunities.  Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the school district’s Title IX/RCW 28A.640 Officer (Janet L. Gavigan, 425-844-4500 gaviganj@riverview.wednet.edu) and Section 504/ADA Coordinator (Dr. Ken Heikkila, 425-844-4500 heikkilak@riverview.wednet.edu)  at 15510 1st Ave. NE, Duvall, WA 98109.

Complaint Procedures (3110-1) See the full text, steps, and description at the district website.

Anyone may file a complaint against the district alleging that the district has violated anti-discrimination laws. The primary purpose of a complaint procedure is to secure an equitable solution to a justifiable complaint.

A. Informal Process for Resolution: Anyone with an allegation of discrimination may request an informal meeting with the compliance officer or designated employee to resolve their concerns.

B. Formal Process for Resolution: There are specific steps for a formal complaint, time lines, written responses, and steps if there is disagreement with decisions call appeal.

a. Level One: Complaint to District

b. Level Two: Appeal to the Board of Director

c. Level Three: Complain to the Superintendent of Public Instruction

d. Level Four: Administrative Hearing

C. Mediation

D. Preservation of Records