Behavior Policy

BEHAVIOR POLICY

The physical and emotional safety of OMA members and visitors is vital to its overall mission. As such, the issues of bullying, harassment, destructive behavior, and violence are taken very seriously. Bullying is generally defined as when one or more people maliciously exclude, tease, taunt, gossip, hit, kick, or put down another. OMA’s leadership investigates any and all allegations, and trains program supervisors to promote positive communication so that all in attendance can have an enjoyable and rewarding experience at OMA.

Positive communication will always be the first resort to resolve an issue. However, in the case of willful or intoxicated actions that result in emotional or physical damage to people or property, OMA staff may find it necessary to remove a participant from the program or event during which the action takes place. 

For youth programs, the following steps will be taken:

  • The first instance will be addressed in a positive manner by OMA staff with the child in an attempt to redirect and resolve the issue. The parent or guardian will be notified of the instance and related details. If intentional physical harm is caused to another, the parent may be called to immediately pick up the child for the day. Pending discussion with the education director, the child may be allowed to return for subsequent days if a multi-day program such as camp.
  • In the case of a second instance of the same or similar behavior, the child's parent will be called to immediately pick up the child for the day. Pending discussion with the education director, the child may be allowed to return for subsequent days if a multi-day program such as camp.
  • In the case of a third instance of the same or similar behavior, the child's parent will be called to immediately pick up the child for the day and the child will not be allowed to return to the program. Pending discussion with the education director, the child may be allowed to enroll for a future program at OMA.

No refund will be given as a result of removal for bullying, harassment, or violence.

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