Policy Prohibiting Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying, or Dating Violence
The Board of Education does not tolerate harassment, intimidation or bullying of any student on school property or at a school-sponsored event, regardless of whether the event occurs on or off school property (including school buses and other school-related vehicles). Students who engage in such behavior are subject to disciplinary action, including suspension or expulsion from school. The School Board's commitment to addressing such prohibited behavior involves a multi-faceted approach, which includes education and promotion of a school atmosphere in which harassment, intimidation and bullying will not be tolerated by students, staff or administration.
For purposes of this policy, the term "harassment, intimidation, or bullying" means any intentional written, verbal or physical act that a student has exhibited toward another particular student more than once and the behavior both: (1) causes mental or physical harm to the other student; and (2) is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening or abusive educational environment for the other student.
Students, parents or guardians are encouraged to immediately report conduct they consider to be harassment, intimidation or bullying to a teacher, guidance counselor, school resource officer, or principal.