(Barnum High School will follow School Board Policy 514. To find the full policy see the district office or find it on the school website.)
A safe and civil environment is needed for students to learn and attain high academic standards and to promote healthy human relationships. Bullying, like other violent or disruptive behavior, is conduct that interferes with a student’s ability to learn and/or a teacher’s ability to educate students in a safe environment. An act of bullying, by either an individual student or a group of students, is expressly prohibited on school premises, on school district property, at school functions or activities, or on school transportation. This policy also applies to an act of cyberbullying regardless of whether such act is committed on or off school district property and/or with or without the use of school district resources.
- Any person who believes he or she has been the target or victim of bullying or any person with knowledge or belief of conduct that may constitute bullying or prohibited conduct under this policy shall report the alleged acts immediately Mr. Kazmierczak or Ms. Dammer but to any adult in the building are also available.
- Any person may report bullying
- Within three days of the receipt of a complaint or report of bullying, the school shall undertake or authorize an investigation
- Administration may take immediate steps, at their discretion; to protect the target or victim of the bullying or other prohibited conduct, the complainant, the reporter, and students or others, pending completion of an investigation of the bullying.
- The alleged perpetrator of the bullying or other prohibited conduct shall be allowed the opportunity to present a defense during the investigation or prior to the imposition of discipline or other remedial responses.
- Upon completion of an investigation that determines that bullying occurred, the school district will take appropriate action. Such action may include but is not limited to, warning, suspension, exclusion, expulsion, transfer or remediation.
- Disciplinary consequences will be sufficiently severe to try to deter violations and to appropriately discipline prohibited conduct.
- Remedial responses to the bullying or other prohibited conduct shall be tailored to the particular incident and nature of the conduct
- School officials will notify the parent(s) or guardian(s) of students who are targets of bullying and the parent(s) or guardian(s) of alleged perpetrators of bullying
- The school take appropriate action against any student, teacher, administrator, volunteer, contractor, or other employee of the school district who commits an act of reprisal or who retaliates against any person who asserts, alleges, or makes a good faith report of alleged bullying, who provides information about bullying, who testifies, assists, or participates in an investigation of alleged bullying, or who testifies, assists, or participates in a proceeding or hearing relating to such bullying or prohibited conduct. Retaliation includes, but is not limited to, any form of intimidation, reprisal, harassment, or intentional disparate treatment