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Bullying

 

“Bullying” means any severe or pervasive physical or verbal act or conduct, including communications made in writing or by means of an electronic act, and including one or more acts committed by a pupil or group of pupils.

 

The Student Code of Conduct includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Any student who engages in bullying may be subject to corrective and/or disciplinary action up to and including expulsion.
  2. Students are expected to immediately report incidents of bullying to the principal or designee (Bully Buster forms available in office). 
  3. Students can rely on staff to promptly investigate each complaint of bullying in a thorough and confidential manner.

 

If the complainant student or the parent of the student feels that appropriate resolution of the investigation or complaint has not been reached, the student or the parent/guardian of the student should contact the principal of their school site to discuss the matter.  If the student or the parent/guardian of the student still feels that the investigation or complaint has not been addressed adequately, they may contact the Director of Student Services at 530-406-3150. The District and school sites prohibit retaliatory behavior against any complainant or any participant in the complaint process.

 

The procedures for intervening in bullying behavior include, but are not limited, to the following:

  1. All staff, students and their parents will receive a summary of this policy prohibiting bullying: at the beginning of the school year, as part of Annual Notification to Parents/Guardians, as part of new student orientation, and as part of the school system's notification to parents.
  2. The school will make all reasonable efforts to keep a report of bullying and the results of an investigation confidential.
  3. Staff members are expected to immediately intervene when they see a bullying incident occur.
People witnessing or experiencing bullying are encouraged to report the incident. The District and school sites will take steps to ensure that a report will not result in retaliation, a negative reputation or any other negative consequence.  A student could, however, be disciplined for making a knowingly false report or complaint.