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.

The Souderton Area School District will not tolerate bullying in its schools and properties.

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 or students, which occur in a school setting and/or outside a school setting, that has the intent and effect of:

  1. Substantially interfering with a student’s educational opportunities.
  2. Creation of a threatening environment.
  3. Substantial disruption of 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.