Bullying Policy

Bully Policy

Preventing Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment

Bullying, intimidation, and harassment diminish a student’s ability to learn and a school’s ability to

educate. Preventing students from engaging in these disruptive behaviors is an important District

goal.

Bullying on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender

identity, gender-related identity or expression, ancestry, age, religion, physical or mental disability,

order of protection status, status of being homeless, or actual or potential marital or parental status,

including pregnancy, association with a person or group with one or more of the aforementioned

actual or perceived characteristics, or any other distinguishing characteristic is prohibited in each of

the following situations:

1. During any school sponsored education program or activity.

2. While in school, on school property, on school buses or other school vehicles, at designated

school bus stops waiting for the school bus, or at school sponsored or school sanctioned

events or activities.

3. Through the transmission of information from a school computer, a school computer

network, or other similar electronic school equipment.

For purposes of this policy, the term bullying means any severe or pervasive physical or verbal act or

conduct, including communications made in writing or electronically, directed toward a student that

has or can be reasonably predicted to have the effect of one or more of the following:

1. Placing the student in reasonable fear of harm to the student’s person or property.

2. Causing a substantially detrimental effect on the student’s physical or mental health.

3. Substantially interfering with the student’s academic performance.

4. Substantially interfering with the student’s ability to participate in or benefit from the

services, activities, or privileges provided by a school.

Bullying, intimidation, and/or harassment may take various forms, including without limitation:

threats, stalking, physical violence, sexual harassment, sexual violence, theft, public humiliation,

destruction of property, or retaliation for asserting or alleging an act of bullying.