FILING A REPORT
The Anti-Racism Anti-Oppression Hotline is available for students, families, staff member, community members, or any stakeholder to report school-based incidents of racism, injustice or discrimination against anyone. Callers will reach a trained department employee from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; if calling after hours, they can leave a message. The hotline was established as a requirement of the Black Education Act, passed in the 2021 General Session of the Legislature.
A racist incident is any incident that is perceived to be racist by the victim or any other person. Racist actions might include:
- Physical abuse: spitting, punching, kicking, slapping, pushing, or behavior that leads to physical injury.
- Threats: words of a threatening nature: For example, “I’m going to beat you up” or “I’m going to get you and your family.”
- Verbal abuse: racist name calling, swearing, abusive telephone calls, etc.
- Sexual abuse: including degradation, rape, assault, etc.
- Written/printed abuse: letters by post, leaflets, or posters using racist language, abusive text messages, abusive messages on Facebook or other social media..
- Graffiti/racist language or images written/drawn onto property.
- Attacks on property/home: eggs/stones thrown at property, tires slashed, windows broken.
- Harassment: persistent intimidating or threatening behavior that is spread out over a period of time.
Callers will reach a trained department employee from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; leave a message if calling after hours.