Central Heights USD #288
Central Heights USD #288 is committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all students and staff so they can learn and work in a positive atmosphere. Bullying of any kind is unacceptable at Central Heights. When bullying occurs, all pupils should be able to report it and know that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively. Anyone who knows that bullying is occurring is expected to report it to staff or administration.
Definition of Bullying and Cyberbullying
An intentional gesture or any intentional written, verbal or physical act or threat
that is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive that creates an intimidating, threatening or abusive educational environment for a student that a reasonable person, under the circumstances, knows or should know will have the effect of:
1.Harming a student physically or mentally;
2.Damaging a student’s property;
3.Placing a student in reasonable fear of harm;
4.Placing a student in reasonable fear of damage to their property;
5.Any form of intimidation or harassment prohibited by USD #288 Board of Education policy.
The use of communication technology (cellular phones, the internet, and other forms of electronic media) to bully.
Rights and Responsibilities of Students, Staff, and Parents
1.All teaching and nonteaching staff, students and parents should have an understanding of what bullying is.
2.All teaching and nonteaching staff should know the school policy on bullying and follow it when a bullying complaint/incident form is submitted.
3.All pupils and parents should know the school policy on bullying, and what they should do if bullying occurs.
4.As a school district, we take bullying seriously. Students and parents should be assured that they will be supported if a bullying complaint/incident form is submitted.
5.Bullying will not be tolerated.
1.Report bullying incidents by submitting a complaint/incident form to staff or administration.
2.When bullying is reported to staff, the staff member will take the complaint/incident form to administration.
3.Bullying complaints/incidents reported to staff or administration will be documented in written form with a description of the incident, date of the incident, names of people involved (including witnesses), and date complaint/incident form was submitted.
4.The administration will investigate and determine the appropriate consequences for every bullying complaint/incident form submitted.
5.The administration will monitor all cases to ensure repeated bullying does not occur.
●Smallgroup or individual counseling
●Isolation from Peers
●InSchool or OutofSchool Suspension
●Reporting to Local Law Enforcement
False Reporting and Retaliation
False reports or retaliation for harassment, intimidation or bullying also constitutes a violation of this policy and can result in consequential actions being taken as listed above.
Training of Staff and Students
The administration will provide all students and staff training, at least once per year, which serves the following purposes:
●To raise awareness regarding the problem of bullying
●To communicate the fact that bullying behaviors will not be tolerated
●Emphasize positive behavior
●Train students when and how to report bullying behavior.
Approved: 04/08; 07/08; 06/09; 10/11