Responding to Hate and Bias at School Guide

Your school has plans and protocols in place to respond to fires, severe weather, medical emergencies, fights and weapons possession.

But what about school incidents like those listed above that involve bigotry and hate? Are plans in place to respond to a bias incident or hate crime?

Too often these plans are created in the moment during the actual crisis. Bias incidents are far too complex for on-the-fly planning; an early misstep can heighten tension and damage chances for long-term success.

Responding to Hate and Bias at School from Teaching Tolerance is designed primarily for school administrators, but teachers, staff, counselors, students and others also may find guidance.