A r c h i v e d I n f o r m a t i o nProtecting Students from Harassment and Hate Crime: A Guide for Schools - January 1999
This Guide was developed jointly by the U.S. Department of Education and the Bias Crimes Task Force of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG). The time and commitment of the following people are gratefully acknowledged. These individuals were responsible for drafting this document, providing legal review, project direction, subject matter expertise and other assistance without which publication of this document would not have been possible.
|U.S. Department of Education||National Association of Attorneys General|
|Office of Civil Rights||Office of the General Counsel||Bias Crimes Task Force of the Civil Rights Committee Education Subcommittee|
Arthur L. Coleman
Assistant General Counsel
Division of Educational Equity
Karl M. Lahring
Lisa Battalia Anthony
Richard W. Cole
Chief, Civil Rights Division
Office of the Attorney General
Craig Y. Fujii
Paul R. Sheridan
Senior Assistant Attorney General
Office of the Attorney General
Terrence A. Smith
Andrea M. Hampton
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education |
Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program
Bill Modzeleski |
This Guide is not intended to and does not add to or subtract from any otherwise applicable requirements contained in any federal or state law. The Guide is intended to provide suggestions that school systems may find helpful to address the issue of harassment and violence in the schools. Participation by the Bias Crime Task Force of the NAAG Civil Rights Committee and the United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in this joint project should not be interpreted to mean that NAAG, any state Attorney General's office, or the Department of Education requires any school department, school district or school to make use of this Guide.
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