What Bullying Is
Harassment of students
Hazing or any initiation activity
Verbal, written, or electronic communication
Talking, or using electronic means, to communicate to others that bullying is taking place or has taken place (i.e. video-recording a fight, texting about an incident that took place)
Cyberbullying (electronic communication):
Post harassing images
Post social cruelty
Send harmful messages (text, post), images, or sounds
Includes all technology, such as cell phones, Internet, social networking sites, or any other digital technologies
Anything repeated over time that causes or threatens to cause bodily harm or emotional suffering, which ultimately creates a hostile learning environment or disrupts the normal operation of a school, classroom, or school-related activity.
When Bullying Occurs
Students who engage in bullying (including cyberbullying) on campus, traveling to or from school, at school functions, or in a manner otherwise related to school attendance shall be subject to School/District disciplinary procedures. Students may be subject to School/District disciplinary action even if bullying takes place off-campus should it include obscene, libelous, or slanderous communication, or when such expression poses a threat to the safety of other students, staff, school property, or disrupts the educational program.
What You Can Do If you are a victim of bullying or know someone who is, please take a moment to either tell a staff member, teacher, counselor, or administrator.