The board recognizes the negative impact that bullying has on student health, welfare, safety, and the school’s learning environment and prohibits such behavior. Bullying is defined as any ongoing pattern of physical, verbal, or electronic abuse on school grounds, 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 school sponsored activities or school-sponsored athletic events.
Bullying may constitute grounds for long-term suspension, expulsion or mandatory reassignment, subject to state and federal statutes and the district’s student discipline and due process procedures.
It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to implement appropriate programs or procedures for the purpose of educating students regarding bullying prevention.
This policy shall be reviewed annually.
Legal Reference: Neb. Statute 79-254 et seq. (Student Discipline Act)
Cross Reference: 505 Student Discipline
Policy COLUMBUS PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Adopted: 07/14/08 Columbus, Nebraska