Students have the right to feel safe in school which means they should be able to attend school without fear of threat, harm, harassment or bullying.
Students have the responsibility to conduct themselves in such a way that respects the safety, rights, and dignity of all individuals. Students have the responsibility to express their thoughts and feelings in a manner that does not offend, slander, ridicule, harass or bully others. It is the responsibility of all school staff members, students and concerned individuals who observe or become aware of acts of bullying to report these acts in writing, confidentially (where possible) to a school administrator. All submitted reports will be carefully reviewed and appropriately addressed.
Bullying means any ongoing intentionally hostile or offensive verbal, written, graphic, demonstrative, electronic, or physical act used by a student or student(s) against another student or student(s) that has the purpose of exerting domination over another student through the act of intimidating, frightening, oppressing, retaliating, or adversely controlling the student, and that is disruptive of the educational process or any ongoing pattern of physical, verbal, written, graphic, demonstrative or electronic abuse, on District property, in a vehicle owned, leased, or contracted by a school being used for a school purpose by a school employee or his or her designee, or at a school-sponsored activity or athletic event, or any other place where the governing law permits the District to discipline students for prohibited conduct. This may include, but is not limited to, verbal, graphic, written or electronic activities such as name-calling, taunting, blackmailing, inciting to fight, terrorizing, threatening, or physical or demonstrative activities such as poking, blocking or impeding, following, hair pulling, mock hitting motions, intentionally bumping, tripping, and damaging clothing.