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Rights of the Accused

Mars Area School District hereby recognizes that all allegations of harassment and use of hate speech are not necessarily true and acknowledges that administrators, faculty and staff members, full or part-time employees, contracted service employees, volunteers, visitors or students may be unjustly accused of harassment.

The District hereby affirms its resolve to protect the constitutional rights of all accused parties, to fairly and accurately investigate all allegations coming to its attention, and to apply all appropriate disciplinary or administrative sanctions on a case-by-case basis according to the facts, including appropriate disciplinary action against any individual(s) filing false complaints of harassment.

All matters involving harassment and hate speech complaints, investigations and determinations shall remain confidential to the fullest extent possible.