Acts and Policies
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY
Brito Miami Private collaborates in an open social setting that allows authentic integration, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity with all rights and privileges afforded by the activities and programs of the school. We believe in avoiding racial and class prejudice and develop the capacity to interrelate with all social levels in a fraternal spirit. Brito Miami Private School hiring polices also adhere to the same nondiscriminatory policies.
The use of aggression with the intent of hurting others emotionally, physically or verbally will not be tolerated. Such behavior should be reported immediately to a staff member and will be investigated. Disciplinary action will be taken according to the seriousness of the incident.
ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES TO STUDENTS
Our paramount responsibility is to provide safe, healthy, nurturing, and responsible settings for our youth. We are committed to support the student’s development, respect individual differences, and help them to learn to live and work cooperatively, and promote health, self-awareness, competency, self-worth and resiliency.
ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES TO FAMILIES
Families are the primary importance in the development of an individual. The term family may include others, besides parents, who are responsibly involved with the student. Because the family and educators have a common interest in the student’s welfare, we acknowledge a primary responsibility to bring about collaboration between the home and school in ways that enhance the student’s development.
Our school understands the philosophy that all students have the right to be included. This service helps insure that students with and without disabilities experience the benefits of living and growing together. Inclusion practices help create an atmosphere in which students are better able to accept and understand differences among themselves. Students, families, educators, and the community all benefit by supporting inclusion.
AMERICAN DISABILITY ACT
ADA is a federal law that prohibits discrimination based upon mental or physical disability. Title III of the ADA prohibits discrimination in public accommodations. Schools may be required to provide a reasonable accommodation for students or members of the public to provide accessibility or to allow them to participate in the school’s programs. Employees are required to make “reasonable accommodations” for disabled persons who are otherwise qualified to work unless doing so would cause “undue hardship” to the employer.
FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS PRIVACY ACT
This Act (FERPA) (20.U.S.C. & 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal Law that protects the privacy of student education records. However, FERPA allows schools to disclose those records, without consent, to the following parties or under the following conditions (34 & 99.31).
School officials with legitimate educational interest.
Other schools to which a student is transferring.
Specified officials for audit or evaluation purposes.
Appropriate parties in connection with financial aid to a student.
Organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of the school.
For compliance of a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena.
Appropriate officials in cases of health and safety emergencies.
State and local authorities, within a juvenile system, pursuant to specific state law.
ANTI BULLYING / HARASSMENT POLICY
This section may be cited as the "Jeffrey Johnston Stand Up for All Students Act." Bullying or harassment of any student or school employee in this educational institution is prohibited during any education program, school-related or school-sponsored activity. In addition, through the use of data or computer software that is accessed through a computer, computer system, or computer network of our educational institution.
"Bullying" means systematically and chronically inflicting physical hurt or psychological distress on one or more students. “Harassment" means any threatening, insulting, or dehumanizing gesture, use of data or computer software, or written, verbal, or physical conduct directed against a student or school employee.
Behavior that includes bullying or harassment should be reported immediately to the principal or an administrator (if the principal is not available). Teachers and other school staff, who witness acts of harassment, intimidation or bullying, as defined above, shall promptly notify the principal and/or his/her designee of the event observed, and shall promptly file a written, incident report concerning the events witnessed. The principal and or his/her designee shall be promptly notified of any complaint of suspected harassment, intimidation or bullying. Under the direction of the principal or his/her designee, all such complaints shall be investigated promptly.
Defamation will not be tolerated under any circumstance. Any false statements tending to harm the reputation of any individual such as a faculty member, staff, student, parent as well as the school, whether it is by written or oral form may cause termination of employment.