How are incidents reported and investigated?
Reported incidents of discrimination, including harassment or retaliation, are promptly investigated by a designated official at each school. The protocol delineates the specific steps the investigating official must take, including notifying the individuals involved, (including the families of students), interviewing witnesses, determining if a violation of school policy has occurred, and responding appropriately with consequences as well as support for those impacted by the incident. The protocol includes making a report to the Newton Police Department consistent with the current Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that exists between the two organizations. When relevant, the Anti-Defamation League is also notified, as are other groups that act as consultants to NPS on specific types of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.