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Bullying and Harassment

Policy Reference: JFCF – Hazing/Harassment/Intimidation/Bullying/Menacing Cyberbullying – Students

The District is committed to providing a safe, positive and productive learning environment for all students. The District will not tolerate hazing, harassment, intimidation, menacing, bullying and cyberbullying, as well as teen-dating violence by students in schools or school campuses, school sponsored buses, school-related or school-sponsored events, or through the use of data or computer software that is accessed through a computer, computer system, or computer network. The physical location or the time of access of a computer-related incident may not be raised as a defense in any disciplinary action initiated pursuant to this policy when such incident has the effect of substantially interfering with or disrupting another student or employee’s rights. Harassment and bullying means any act that substantially interferes with a child’s education that has the effect of physically harming the student or their property, placing a student in fear of physical harm to themselves or their property, or creating a hostile learning environment.

Students are encouraged to report incidents of harassment, bullying, cyberbullying, and teen dating violence to any staff member. The building principal or a designee will conduct a prompt investigation. The complainant will be notified of the findings of the investigation and, as appropriate, that remedial action has been taken.