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HCS Policy of Prevention of Bullying and Harassment of Students
Transcript of HCS Policy of Prevention of Bullying and Harassment of Students
It is the policy of CSSU
that all students
Definition of Bullying
Bullying is defined as any overt act or combination of acts, including an act conducted by electronic means, directed against a student by another student or group of students and which:
A. is repeated over time;
B. is intended to ridicule, humiliate, or intimidate the student; and
i. occurs during the school day on school property, on a school bus or at a school sponsored activity; or
ii. does not occur during the school day on school property, on a school bus, or at a school-sponsored activity and can be shown to pose a clear and substantial interference with another student's right to access educational programs.
As an adult connected with the school, you MUST
respond to bullying/harassing behavior.
Your individual responsibility
Examples of bullying include
Name-calling and verbal taunts
Physical threats or actual physical harm
Off-campus text messages or social media posts that ridicule or intimidate to the extent that the targeted student is not able to fully access the school's programs.
In order to be bullying, incidents such as the ones described must be repeated over time, directed at a particular student, and intended to ridicule, humiliate or intimidate
Consequences for Bullying or Harassment
Acts of restitution
Loss of school privileges
Out of school suspension
Definition of Harassment
Harassment means an incident or incidents of verbal, written, visual, or physical conduct, including any incident conducted by electronic means, based on or motivated by a student's or a
student's family member's actual or perceived race, creed, color, national origin, marital status, disability, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity ...
... that has the purpose or effect of objectively
and substantially undermining and detracting from or interfering with a student's educational performance or access to school resources or creating an objectively intimidating, hostile, or
offensive environment or the conduct can be shown to pose a clear and substantial interference with another student’s equal access to educational programs.
Examples of Harassment
9 Protected Categories: race, creed, color, national origin, marital status, disability, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity
Harassment may be:
a single incident.
student to student, student to adult, adult to adult and adult to student.
motivated by actual or perceived membership in a protected category.
1. Understand the definitions of Bullying and Harassment
2. Know your individual responsibilities around responding to and reporting incidents of bullying and harassment
3. Know the school's responsibility around responding to bullying and harassment
YOUR individual responsibility
immediately report the incident
to a designated employee.
Jeff & Kate
School's Response to reports of Bullying or Harassment
Notify school administrator
Develop and implement safety plan
Inform parents/guardians and provide policy
Conduct formal investigation (must begin within 1 day of the complaint)
Complete investigative report and summary of findings (must be completed within 5 days of complaint
Issue disciplinary action
Send determination letters to parents / guardians of both individuals
Inform need to know staff
1. What do you still wonder about?
2. What concerns do you have?
circulation of written or visual material
taunts on manner of speech
negative references to cultural customs.
IF IT LOOKS MEAN or SOUNDS MEAN,
ask questions (what is your name? who is your teacher? I noticed ... what just happened here?)
rt individuals (if needed).
WAYS TO REPORT:
* Phone Call
What to watch out for ...
Quote from Haim Ginott -
child psychologist and author of Teacher and Child
I have come to a frightening conclusion. I am the decisive element in the classroom. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher I possess tremendous power to make a child's life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated, and a child humanized or