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Hate Speech and Hate-Motivated Behavior

What is Hate Speech and Hate-Motivated Behavior?

In common language, “hate speech” refers to offensive discourse targeting a group or an individual based on inherent characteristics (such as race, religion or gender) and that may threaten social peace.

Our Commitment

FMSD is committed to protecting, nurturing, and celebrating the diversity of its community.  We are dedicated to reducing prejudice and bias and enhancing understanding and respect between individuals and groups within our school community.  

Every student has the right to be protected from "hate-motivated" behavior. Behavior or statements that degrade an individual on the basis of race, ethnicity, culture, heritage, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, physical/mental attributes or religious beliefs or practices shall not be tolerated and may be considered “hate-motivated” speech or "hate-motivated" behavior.

If you or someone you know has been the victim of bullying or harassment in a District program or activity, please report the incident directly to your school site administrator. 

You may also report the incident by filing a Uniform Complaint and/or emailing Jennifer Klassen at