Bullying Prevention

See Bullying Policy SR 1.23

Students need a safe and civil environment to learn and attain high academic standards and
 to promote healthy human relationships. Bullying, like other violent or disruptive behavior, 
is conduct that interferes with students’ ability to learn and teachers’ ability to educate students in a safe environment. 

It is the school district’s intent to prevent bullying, however, when 
it does occur, the district will take action to investigate, respond, remediate, and discipline acts of bullying, intimidation, violence, reprisal, retaliation, or other similar disruptive and detrimental behavior. Such conduct will be addressed 
to the extent that it affects the educational environment, and
the rights and welfare of its students, and is within the control of the school district in its normal operations. 

Anyone with concerns about an incident can report it by completing the Bullying Report and Incident Form, and submitting the form to the school principal.

An act of bullying by either an individual student or a group of students, is expressly prohibited on school district property or at school-related functions. This policy applies not only to students who directly engage in an act of bullying but also to students who, by their indirect behavior, condone or support another student’s act of bullying. This policy also applies to any student whose conduct at any time or in any place, and with or without the use of school resources, constitutes bullying
or other prohibited conduct that interferes with or obstructs the mission or operations of the school district or the safety or welfare of the student, other students,
or employees, or materially or substantially interferes with a student’s educational opportunities or performance, or ability to participate in school functions or activities, or receive school benefits, services or privileges.

Apparent permission or consent by a student being bullied does not lessen or negate the prohibitions contained in this policy.

Retaliation against a victim, good faith reporter, or a witness of bullying is prohibited.

False accusations or reports of bullying against another student are prohibited.

Students who commit prohibited acts of bullying, reprisal, or false reporting of bullying, or condone or support another student’s act of bullying, shall be subject
 to disciplinary action or other remedial responses in accordance with school district policies and procedures, up to and including suspension and/or expulsion.

Teachers, administrators, coaches, volunteers or other employees of the school district who commit, permit, condone, or tolerate bullying or engage in an act of reprisal or intentional false reporting of bullying shall be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination.

Consequences for contractors
 or other individuals engaging in prohibited acts of bullying may include, but not be limited to, exclusion from school district property and events and/or termination of services and/or contracts.

The school district will investigate all reported complaints of bullying and will discipline or take appropriate action against any individual(s) found to have violated this policy.