Student Conduct

Security Assessment

§79-267

Student conduct constituting grounds for long-term suspension, expulsion, or mandatory reassignment; enumerated; alternatives for truant or tardy students.

The following student conduct shall constitute grounds for long-term suspension, expulsion, or mandatory reassignment, subject to the procedural provisions of the Student Discipline Act, when such activity occurs on school grounds, in a vehicle owned, leased, or contracted by a school being used for a school purpose or in a vehicle being driven for a school purpose by a school employee or by his or her designee, or at a school-sponsored activity or athletic event:

(1) Use of violence, force, coercion, threat, intimidation, or similar conduct in a manner that constitutes a substantial interference with school purposes;

(2) Willfully causing or attempting to cause substantial damage to property, stealing or attempting to steal property of substantial value, or repeated damage or theft involving property;

(3) Causing or attempting to cause personal injury to a school employee, to a school volunteer, or to any student. Personal injury caused by accident, self-defense, or other action undertaken on the reasonable belief that it was necessary to protect some other person shall not constitute a violation of this subdivision;

(4) Threatening or intimidating any student for the purpose of or with the intent of obtaining money or anything of value from such student;

(5) Knowingly possessing, handling, or transmitting any object or material that is ordinarily or generally considered a weapon;

(6) Engaging in the unlawful possession, selling, dispensing, or use of a controlled substance or an imitation controlled substance, as defined in section §28-401, a substance represented to be a controlled substance, or alcoholic liquor as defined in section §53-103.02 or being under the influence of a controlled substance or alcoholic liquor;

(7) Public indecency as defined in section §28-806, except that this subdivision shall apply only to students at least twelve years of age but less than nineteen years of age;

(8) Engaging in bullying as defined in section §79-2,137;

(9) Sexually assaulting or attempting to sexually assault any person if a complaint has been filed by a prosecutor in a court of competent jurisdiction alleging that the student has sexually assaulted or attempted to sexually assault any person, including sexual assaults or attempted sexual assaults which occur off school grounds not at a school function, activity, or event. For purposes of this subdivision, sexual assault means sexual assault in the first degree as defined in section §28-319, sexual assault in the second degree as defined in section §28-320, sexual assault of a child in the second or third degree as defined in section §28-320.01, or sexual assault of a child in the first degree as defined in section §28-319.01, as such sections now provide or may hereafter from time to time be amended;

(10) Engaging in any other activity forbidden by the laws of the State of Nebraska which activity constitutes a danger to other students or interferes with school purposes; or

(11) A repeated violation of any rules and standards validly established pursuant to section §79-262 if such violations constitute a substantial interference with school purposes.

It is the intent of the Legislature that alternatives to suspension or expulsion be imposed against a student who is truant, tardy, or otherwise absent from required school activities.

Nebrask Student Discipline Act– Nebraska Council of School Administrators

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Dating Violence Prevention

Welcome to the Nebraska Department of Education dating violence prevention website. On or before March 1, 2010, the department shall develop and adopt a model dating violence policy to assist school districts in developing policies for dating violence.

§79-2,141

Model dating violence policy; department; school district; duties; publication; staff training; redress under other law.

(1) On or before March 1, 2010, the department shall develop and adopt a model dating violence policy to assist school districts in developing policies for dating violence.

(2) On or before July 1, 2010, each school district shall develop and adopt a specific policy to address incidents of dating violence involving students at school, which shall be made a part of the requirements for accreditation in accordance with section 79-703. Such policy shall include a statement that dating violence will not be tolerated.

(3) To ensure notice of a school district’s dating violence policy, the policy shall be published in any school district handbook, manual, or similar publication that sets forth the comprehensive rules, procedures, and standards of conduct for students at school.

(4) Each school district shall provide dating violence training to staff deemed appropriate by a school district’s administration. The dating violence training shall include, but not be limited to, basic awareness of dating violence, warning signs of dating violence, and the school district’s dating violence policy. The dating violence training may be provided by any school district or combination of school districts, an educational service unit, or any combination of educational service units.

(5) Each school district shall inform the students’ parents or legal guardians of the school district’s dating violence policy. If requested, the school district shall provide the parents or legal guardians a copy of the school district’s dating violence policy and relevant information.

(6) This section does not prevent a victim of dating violence from seeking redress under any other available law, either civil or criminal, and does not create or alter any existing tort liability.

Nebraska Department of Education Model Policy to Prevent Dating Violence

LINKS

USDE 2.28.13
Letter
Gender-based Violence Among School-aged Youths, What schools can do

Rhode Island Board of Regents Elementary and Seconday Education; A Guide to Preventing Bullying, Teen Dating Violence, and Sexual Violence in Rhode Island Schools; April 1, 2008

A Guide to Addressing Teen Dating Violence in Texas Schools

A Comprehensive Approach to Addressing Dating Abuse and Sexual Violence in New York City Schools

Lindsay Ann Burke site

Nebraska – Break the Cycle; Empowering Youth to End Domestic Violence

The Prevention Researcher

Nebraska Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coailtion

Voices of Hope

R.E.S.P.E.C.T.2

Dating Violence Resource Center, National Center for Victims of Crime

Sexual Assault Prevention Guide for College Students

Choose Respect, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Women’s Law

Teen Action Campaign

Liz Claiborne

Family Violence Prevention Fund

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline

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Tornado Preparedness

§79-2,144

The state school security director appointed pursuant to section §79-2,143 shall be responsible for providing leadership and support for safety and security for the public schools. Duties of the director include, but are not limited to:

(8) Establishing tornado preparedness standards which shall include, but not be limited to, ensuring that every school conduct at least two tornado drills per year;

 

 

 

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Inquiries and Requests for Assistance/Private & Non-Public

Inquiries and Requests for Assistance / Private & Non-Public

§79-2,144

The state school security director appointed pursuant to section §79-2,143 shall be responsible for providing leadership and support for safety and security for the public schools. Duties of the director include, but are not limited to:

(9) Responding to inquiries and requests for assistance relating to school security from private, denominational, and parochial schools; and

Contact: Jolene Palmer, State School Security Director
jolene.palmer@nebraska.gov, 402/471-2944

 

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Cyberbullying and Digital Citizenship

§79-2,144

The state school security director appointed pursuant to section §79-2,143 shall be responsible for providing leadership and support for safety and security for the public schools. Duties of the director include, but are not limited to:

(10) Recommending curricular and extracurricular materials to assist school districts in preventing and responding to cyberbullying and digital citizenship issues.

PBiS (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports)

 

 

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Anti-Hazing

Anti-Hazing

§28-311-.06 & §28-311.07

§28-311.06

Hazing, defined; penalty.

(1) For purposes of this section, hazing means any activity by which a person intentionally or recklessly endangers the physical or mental health or safety of an individual for the purpose of initiation into, admission into, affiliation with, or continued membership with any organization. Such hazing activity includes whipping, beating, branding, an act of sexual penetration, an exposure of the genitals of the body done with intent to affront or alarm any person, a lewd fondling or caressing of the body of another person, forced and prolonged calisthenics, prolonged exposure to the elements, forced consumption of any food, liquor, beverage, drug, or harmful substance not generally intended for human consumption, prolonged sleep deprivation, or any brutal treatment or the performance of any unlawful act which endangers the physical or mental health or safety of any person or the coercing of any such activity.

(2) It is unlawful to commit the offense of hazing. Any person who commits the offense of hazing is guilty of a Class II misdemeanor.

(3) If the offense of hazing is committed for the purpose of initiation into, admission into, affiliation with, or continued membership with an organization of student members operating under the sanction of a postsecondary educational institution and such offense is committed by members of such organization, such organization shall be punished by a fine of not more than ten thousand dollars. Such organization shall not include the alumni organization or any corporation which owns the house or real estate of such organization.

§28-311.07

Hazing; consent not a defense.

Notwithstanding any provisions to the contrary, consent shall not be a defense to a prosecution pursuant to section 28-311.06.

 

 

 

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Tools for Security Preparedness

§79-2,144

The state school security director appointed pursuant to section §79-2,143 shall be responsible for providing leadership and support for safety and security for the public schools. Duties of the director include, but are not limited to:

(5) Establishing security awareness and preparedness tools and training programs for public school staff;

 

 

 

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Model Instructional Programs

§79-2,144

The state school security director appointed pursuant to section §79-2,143 shall be responsible for providing leadership and support for safety and security for the public schools. Duties of the director include, but are not limited to:

(6) Establishing research-based model instructional programs for staff, students, and parents to address the underlying causes for violent attacks on schools;

PBiS (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports)

 

 

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School Security Deficiencies

§79-2,144

The state school security director appointed pursuant to section 79-2,143 shall be responsible for providing leadership and support for safety and security for the public schools. Duties of the director include, but are not limited to:

(4) Identifying deficiencies in school security based on the minimum standards adopted by the State Board of Education and making recommendations to school boards for remedying such deficiencies;

 

 

 

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