Anti-Bullying/Cyberbullying-School Board Policy 249

School Board Policy 249

Our school recognizes that bullying of students has a negative effect on the educational environment of its schools. Therefore, we strive to offer all students an educational environment free from bullying.

Bullying shall mean both an intentional, electronic, verbal, written, or physical act or a series of acts that, individually or cumulatively, are severe, persistent or pervasive, that are directed at a student by another student in a school setting and that has the intent and effect of:

  1. Physically harming a student; or
  2. Damaging, extorting or taking a student's personal property; or
  3. Placing a student in reasonable fear of physical harm; or
  4. Placing a student in reasonable fear of damage to or loss of personal property; or
  5. Creating an intimidating or hostile environment (shunning, spreading rumors,
    cyber-bullying); or
  6. Substantially interfering with a student's educational opportunities; or
  7. Substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school.

School setting means in the school, on school grounds, in school vehicles, at a designated bus stop or at any activity sponsored, supervised or sanctioned by the school. The definition shall also include during the time students necessarily spend traveling to and from school or school-sponsored activities.

Our school will not tolerate known acts of bullying occurring in the school.