Harassment, Intimidation, & Bullying (HIB)
We recognize that bullying is a problem that can happen anywhere despite education and prevention efforts. We ask you to partner with us to address bullying and to ensure that our schools are safe and positive places for growing and learning.
"Harassment, intimidation, or bullying" means any intentional electronic, written, verbal, or physical act including, but not limited to, one shown to be motivated by sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, or other distinguishing characteristics, when the intentional electronic, written, verbal, or physical act:
- Physically harms a student or damages the student’s property;
- Has the effect of substantially interfering with a student’s education;
- Is so 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.
There is no requirement that the affected student actually possess the characteristic that is the basis for the harassment, intimidation, or bullying.
If you see someone being bullied, tell someone you trust. You can report bullying to any school staff member, School Compliance Officer, or the District Compliance Officer. Reports can be filed anonymously. Each school office has incident reporting forms. Incident reporting forms are also available under the Reporting section of this webpage.