The BVSD Survivors website collects and shares personal stories from survivors of sexual and/or gender-based harassment and assault while enrolled or employed at the Boulder Valley School District. Because the website may include stories told by current or former students, persons who use the site to share their experience(s) may be under the age of 18.
In Colorado, over 40 professions, including all adults working in school districts, are “mandatory reporters,” which requires them to report instances or allegations of child abuse or neglect, including any sexual violence to child welfare and/or law enforcement officials. BVSD officials are also required to investigate allegations of sexual and/or gender-based harassment and assault.
Please note that the persons who built the BVSD Survivors website are not mandated reporters – we are a group of current and former BVSD students.
In order to protect the identity of persons who choose to share their experiences on the BVSD Survivors website, we are taking the following actions:
We ask that you do not include names in your story – not your name, not the name of the person who harassed or assaulted you, and not the names of any witnesses or others.
We ask that you do not include other details of your experience that might identify you, such as the date(s) of the incidents or where they happened.
We will review each story before we share it publicly by modifying any identifying details.
If you continue to use this website to share your experience, you agree to these terms and conditions.
Please remember that you have the right to file a formal complaint with BVSD if you choose to do so. Here’s the link to the BVSD reporting page -https://www.bvsd.org/parents-students/health-and-wellness/health-promotion-and-prevention/sexual-assault-prevention. You also have the right to file a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights at the US Department of Education, which you can access here - https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html.