5054

Student Bullying

 

††††††††† In order to promote a safe and civil school environment, this district prohibits students from engaging in bullying behavior.† Bullying behavior is defined as the use of verbal, nonverbal, written, and electronic communication (including but not limited to instant messaging, text messaging, e-mailing, and using websites) to threaten, intimidate, ridicule, humiliate, or harass any person.

 

††††††††† A student who engages in bullying behavior on district property, in a vehicle owned, leased, or contracted by the district being used for a school purpose by a school employee or by his or her designee, or at a school-sponsored activity or athletic event shall be subject to discipline including, but not limited to, long-term suspension and expulsion.†

 

††††††††† Without limiting the foregoing, a student who engages in bullying behavior that materially and substantially interferes with or disrupts the educational environment, the districtís day-to-day operations, or the education process, regardless of where the student is at the time of engaging in the bullying behavior, may be subject to discipline to the extent permitted by law.

 

††††††††† The extent of the disciplinary consequences will depend on the frequency, duration, severity, and effect of the bullying behavior.†

 

Adopted on: July 13, 2009

Revised on: _________________________

Reviewed on: June 9, 2014

Reviewed on March 14, 2016