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Bullying & Harassment Prevention

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State and Federal Law and Board Policy expressly prohibit bullying in any form, including electronic means (cyberbullying) and harassment at school, on school property, and at all school-sponsored activities, programs, or events. 

Harassment or bullying in any gesture or written, verbal, graphic, or physical act (including electronically transmitted acts—i.e. internet, cell phone, personal digital assistant, or wireless hand held device) that is reasonably perceived as being motivated either by any actual act or perceived characteristic, such as race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression; or a mental, physical, or sensory disability or impairment; or by any other distinguishing characteristic.  Such behavior is considered harassment or bullying whether it takes place on school property, at any school-sponsored function, or in a school vehicle. 

If the bullying or harassment is severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating or threatening educational environment; or has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school, school officials may follow school policies in handling the bullying harassment violation.