What is Newton’s protocol for responding to incidents of discrimination?
NPS takes very seriously any report or incident of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation. In 2016, updated in 2018, NPS established a very specific and thorough protocol for reporting and investigating such incidents. The protocol, which includes definitions, examples, staff and student responsibilities, reporting processes, investigation process, resolution, expectations of confidentiality and potential disciplinary actions can be found here. The protocol directs the staff response to the incident to ensure that we maintain an environment free of discrimination and supportive of all students and families. Importantly, it is aligned with best practices in this area.