Bullying Prevention

Boy Bullied at School

Bullying is severe or pervasive physical or verbal act or conduct, including communications made in writing or by means of an electronic act. It includes one or more acts committed by a pupil or a group of pupils, directed toward one or more pupils that has or can be reasonably predicted to have the effect of one or more of the following: fear of harm to his or her person or property; substantial detrimental effect on his or her physical or mental health; substantial interference with his or her academic performance; substantial interference with his or her ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or privileges provided by a school.

The Board of Education recognizes the harmful effects of bullying on student learning and school attendance and desires to provide safe school environments that protect students from physical and emotional harm. District employees shall establish student safety as a high priority and shall not tolerate bullying of any student.