Bullying and Harassment Policy (7:20 and 7:190)No person, including students and district staff, should be subject to bullying or harassment. Accordingly, aggressive behavior, bullying, hazing, intimidation, and harassment (including but not limited to harassment based on sex, color, race, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, or other protected group) are prohibited while in school, on school property, on school buses, at designated school bus stops, at school sponsored or school-sanctioned events, or in any communication that bears a reasonable relationship to school, or in any communication that uses school computer, networks or systems.
Bullying is any severe or pervasive physical or verbal act, including written or electronic communication, that may include (but is not limited to) one sided, unfair communication which makes use of physical, social, or other power to hurt, frighten, threaten, or exclude another person or group of people. It is intentional, unwanted, and unprovoked. It may be performed by an individual or a group. It may be directed at a student, students, or staff. Bullying may be limited to a single incident, but is usually characterized by repeated, harmful action on the part of the bully.