Bullying/Cyberbullying Policy

Bullying/Cyberbullying Policy

For more information, please read District Policy #249.

Purpose

The Board is committed to providing a safe, positive learning environment for District students. The Board recognizes that bullying creates an atmosphere of fear and intimidation, detracts from the safe environment necessary for student learning, and may lead to more serious violence. Therefore, the Board prohibits bullying.

Definitions

      • Bullying means an intentional electronic, written, verbal or physical act or series of acts directed at another student or students, which occurs in a school setting and/or outside a school setting, that is severe, persistent or pervasive and has the effect of doing any of the following:
          • Substantial interference with a student’s education.
          • Creation of a threatening environment.
          • Substantial disruption of the orderly operation of the school.
          • Bullying, as defined in this policy, includes cyber-bullying.

Cyber-bullying is a form of bullying that occurs when a child is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed, or targeted by another child using the Internet, mobile phone, or other type of digital technology.

School setting means in the school, on school grounds, in school vehicles, at a designated bus stop, or at any activity sponsored, supervised or sanctioned by the school.

Guidelines

A student who violates this policy shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action consistent with the Code of Student Conduct, which may include: counseling within the school, parental conference, loss of school privileges, exclusion from exclusion from school-sponsored activities, detention, suspension, suspension, expulsion, counseling/therapy outside of school, or referral to law enforcement officials.