Hawaii - Hazing Policy: Policy or Plan Requirements

Area: 
Policy Or Plan Requirements
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State law prohibits hazing as a violation of student codes of conduct without requiring districts to adopt hazing policies.

H.A.R. CHAPTER 19 STUDENT MISCONDUCT, DISCIPLINE, SCHOOL SEARCHES AND SEIZURES, REPORTING OFFENSES, POLICE INTERVIEWS AND ARRESTS, AND RESTITUTION FOR VANDALISM

§8-19-2 Definitions.

"Hazing" means any conduct or method of initiation into any student organization or activity, whether on campus or other department of education premises, on department of education transportation, or during a department of education sponsored activity or event on or off school property, which willfully or recklessly endangers the physical or mental health of any student. Such conduct shall include, but is not limited to whipping, beating, branding, forced calisthenics, exposure to weather, forced consumption of any food, liquor, beverage, drug or other substance, indecent exposure, or any other treatment or forced physical activity which is likely to adversely affect the physical or mental health, or both, or safety of any student, or which subjects any student to extreme mental stress, including deprivation of sleep or rest, extended isolation, or personal humiliation.


H.A.R. CHAPTER 19 STUDENT MISCONDUCT, DISCIPLINE, SCHOOL SEARCHES AND SEIZURES, REPORTING OFFENSES, POLICE INTERVIEWS AND ARRESTS, AND RESTITUTION FOR VANDALISM

§8-19-6 Prohibited student conduct; class offenses. (a) The following prohibited conduct applies to all students in the public school system, on campus, or other department of education premises, on department of education transportation, or during a department of education sponsored activity or event on or off school property.

(1) Class A offenses

  • (A) Assault;

  • (B) Burglary;

  • (C) Dangerous instrument, or substance; possession or use of;

  • (D) Dangerous weapons; possession, or use of;

  • (E) Drug paraphernalia; possession, use, or sale of;

  • (F) Extortion;

  • (G) Fighting;

  • (H) Firearms; possession or use of;

  • (I) Homicide;

  • (J) Illicit drugs; possession, use, or sale of;

  • (K) Intoxicating substances; possession, use, or sale of;

  • (L) Property damage or vandalism;

  • (M) Robbery;

  • (N) Sexual offenses; or

  • (O) Terroristic threatening.

(2) Class B offenses:

  • (A) Bullying;

  • (B) Cyberbullying;

  • (C) Disorderly conduct;

  • (D) False alarm;

  • (E) Forgery;

  • (F) Gambling;

  • (G) Harassment;

  • (H) Hazing;

  • (I) Inappropriate or questionable uses, or both of internet materials or equipment, or both;

  • (J) Theft; or

  • (K) Trespassing.

(3) Class C offenses:

  • (A) Abusive language;

  • (B) Class cutting;

  • (C) Insubordination;

  • (D) Laser pen/laser pointer; possession or use of;

  • (E) Leaving campus without consent;

  • (F) Smoking or use of tobacco substances; or

  • (G) Truancy.

(4) Class D offenses:

  • (A) Contraband; possession or use of;

  • (B) Minor problem behaviors; or

  • (C) Other school rules.

    • (i) Any other conduct as may be prescribed and prohibited by school rules. Individual school rules shall be published or made available for inspection at the school office and shall inform students, school staff, and parents of the prohibited conduct under class A through D of this section.

    • (ii) No disciplinary action amounting to serious discipline shall be imposed for violation of any individual school rule as a class D offense.

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