Bullying Guidelines

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Bullying Guidelines

East Central High School

Bullying Defined:

    "Bullying" means intimidating, threatening, abusive, or harming conduct that is objectively offensive and:

  • Prohibited conduct ("bullying”) means any severe or pervasive physical or verbal act or conduct, including communications made in writing or electronically, directed toward a student or students creating an actual or perceived imbalance of power between the student engaging in bullying and the target of bullying that has or can be reasonably predicted by repeated forms or pattern to have one or more of the following effects:
  • Placing the student in reasonable fear of harm to the student's person or property.
  • Causing a substantially detrimental effect on the student's physical or mental health.
  • Substantially interfering with the student's educational opportunities and performance.
  • Substantially interfering with the student's ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or privileges provided by a school.
  • Bullying may take various forms, including without limitation, one or more of the following: harassment, threats, intimidation, stalking, physical violence, sexual harassment, sexual violence, theft, public humiliation, destruction of property, or retaliation for asserting or alleging an act of bullying. This list is meant to be illustrative and non-exhaustive.
  • "Cyberbullying" means using electronic information and communication technologies to bully. This may include, but is not limited to a transfer of a sign, signal, writing, image, sound, or data, including a post on a social network, Internet, website or forum, transmitted through a computer, cell phone, or other electronic device.

East Central High School's Responsibilities:

  1. Investigate within three days
  2. Protect all students
  3. Hear all sides of the complaint
  4. Take appropriate progressive action (the school district reserves the right to skip steps when appropriate)
    1. Warning
    2. Detention
    3. Suspension
    4. Exclusion
    5. Expulsion
    6. Transfer
    7. Remediation
    8. Termination
    9. Discharge
    10. Notify parents of all parties involved
    11. Stay within legal guidelines of Special Education Law
    12. Prohibit retaliation
    13. Teach appropriate behavior

*** Bullying reported to school officials, whether occurring during school hours or outside of school hours must be investigated by school officials. School consequences may be issued if there is an effect on the learning environment.

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