Bullying Handbook

Handbook Update 8/1/2016

 

Bullying

Note: This language is intended to replace the current language in the 2016-2017 handbook regarding bullying pursuant to state law.

The District is committed to maintaining a learning and working environment free of any form of bullying or intimidation by students toward District personnel or students on school grounds, at a school sponsored activity, or in any school related context.

“Bullying" means intimidation or harassment that causes a reasonable student to fear for his or her physical safety or property; substantially interferes with the educational performance, opportunities, or benefits of any student without exception; or substantially disrupts the orderly operation of the school. Bullying may consist of, but is not limited to, physical actions, including gestures, or oral, cyberbullying, electronic, or written communication, and any threat of retaliation for reporting of such acts. Bullying by students is prohibited on school property, at any school function, or on a school bus. "Cyberbullying" means bullying as defined in this subsection through the transmission of a communication including, but not limited to, a message, text, sound, or image by means of an electronic device including, but not limited to, a telephone, wireless telephone, or other wireless communication device, computer, or pager.

Bullying should be reported to the school counselor and a Bullying Incident Report Form should be filled out by the person reporting it.

Students who are found to have violated this policy will be subjected to the following consequences depending on factors such as:  age of student(s), degree of harm, severity of behavior, number of  incidences, etc.  Consequences:  Loss of privileges, classroom detention, conference with teacher, parent contact, conference with principal, in-school suspension, out-of-school suspension, expulsion, and contact of law enforcement.