Bullying is defined in state law as a single significant act or a pattern of acts by one or more students directed at another student that exploits an imbalance of power and involves engaging in written or verbal expression, expression through electronic means, or physical conduct that:

  • Has the effect or will have the effect of physically harming a student, damaging a student’s property, or placing a student in reasonable fear of harm to the student’s person or of damage to the student’s property;

  • Is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive enough that the action or threat creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for a student;

  • Materially and substantially disrupts the educational process or the orderly operation of a classroom or school; or

  • Infringes on the rights of the victim at school.

Bullying includes cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is defined in state law as bullying that is done through the use of any electronic communication device, including through the use of:

  • A cellular or other type of telephone

  • A computer

  • A camera

  • Electronic mail

  • Instant messaging

  • Text messaging

  • A social media application

  • An internet website

  • Any other internet-based communication tool.

Bullying is prohibited by the district and could include:

  • Hazing

  • Threats

  • Taunting

  • Teasing

  • Confinement

  • Assault

  • Demands for money

  • Destruction of property

  • Theft of valued possessions

  • Name-calling

  • Rumor-spreading

If a student believes that he or she has experienced bullying or witnesses the bullying of another student, the student or parent should notify a teacher, school counselor, principal, or another district employee as soon as possible. 

A student may anonymously report an alleged incident of bullying by accessing the Eagle Eye Tip-Line.

 The administration will investigate any allegations of bullying and related misconduct. The district will also provide notice to the parent of the alleged victim and the parent of the student alleged to have engaged in bullying.

If an investigation determines that bullying occurred, the administration will take appropriate disciplinary action and may, in certain circumstances, notify law enforcement. Disciplinary or other action may be taken even if the conduct did not rise to the level of bullying.

Available counseling options will be provided to the affected individuals, including any student who witnessed the bullying.

Any retaliation against a student who reports an incident of bullying is prohibited.

A copy of the district’s bullying policy is available by clicking here