Confidential Reporting Form

The purpose of this reporting tool is for students, staff and community members of Winona Area Public Schools to report situations and incidents involving, but not limited to, the following: 

  • harassment
  • discrimination
  • bullying
  • suspicious behavior
  • sale or use of drugs
  • weapons
  • domestic violence
  • concerns regarding a student or staff member
  • crimes against students, staff or the school district
  • any other non-academic issue that does not require immediate assistance.

This reporting tool is not monitored 24/7. For an immediate response to an emergency situation, please call 911 or use one of the following resources: 

  • Crisis Response of Southeast Minnesota: 1-844-CRISIS2 
  • Crisis Text Line: Text ‘HOME’ to 741-741
  • National Suicide Hotline: Call 1-800-273-8255

Before submitting your concern, first please consider whether your concern could be addressed by a WAPS teacher, counselor, the principal or another administrator who you trust. If so, please contact that person directly. Tips regarding academic issues should be addressed with a teacher or school counselor.

If you have a non-emergency concern but you do not have a trusted adult in the school district to share the concern with and/or you would like to report something confidentially, please use this reporting tool. 

Whether your concern is regarding an incident that has already occurred or one that you believe may take place, please submit your concern along with any details you have, so the District can investigate. 

Concerns submitted through this reporting tool will be taken seriously. Efforts will be placed on confidentiality, and all concerns will be investigated in a timely manner. (Please note, it is a federal crime to anonymously annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any person via the internet.)

This form is not the only way to submit a report. Reports can also be made directly to Winona Area Public Schools staff members through less formal forms of communication, including letters, emails, phone calls, voice mails or in-person conversations. Reports are classified as private data and will not be disclosed as permitted by law. 

The only employee who has access to the results of this form is the Human Resources Director. If the complaint is about the Human Resources Director, the results will be reported to the Superintendent. 

This form was adapted from a version used by Minnetonka Public Schools.

Non-Discrimination Information

Winona Area Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, marital status, and familial status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, disability, or sex in its programs and activities.