Bullying

According to the Parent/Student Handbook:

 

Bullying occurs when a student or group of students directs handwritten, verbal, or electronic generated expressions or physical conduct against another student. Bullying occurs when the behavior results in harm to the student or the student’s property, places a student in fear of harm to himself or his property, or is so severe that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment.

 

Reporting procedures Any student (or parent/guardian on behalf of the student) who believes that he or she has experienced bullying, discrimination, harassment, or retaliation should immediately report the problem to a teacher, counselor, principal, or other school employee. Again, the report may be made by the student’s parent. Investigation of report To the extent possible, the school will respect the privacy of the student; however, limited disclosures may be necessary to conduct a thorough investigation and to comply with law. Allegations of prohibited conduct, which includes dating violence, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, will be promptly investigated. The school will notify the parents of any student alleged to have experienced prohibited conduct by an adult associated with the school. In the event prohibited conduct involves another student, the school will notify the parents of the student alleged to have experienced the prohibited conduct when the allegations, if proven, would constitute a violation as defined by school policy.

 

If the school’s investigation indicates that prohibited conduct occurred, appropriate disciplinary or corrective action will be taken to address the conduct. The school may take disciplinary action even if the conduct that is the subject of the complaint was not unlawful. A student or parent who is dissatisfied with the outcome of the investigation may appeal.
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