Bullying / Harassment

BULLYING / HARASSMENT


By definition, harassment or bullying is any gesture or written, verbal, graphic, or physical act (including electronically transmitted acts - i.e. Internet, cell phone iPad, social media) that is reasonable perceived as being motivated either by an actual 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 take place on or off school property, at any school-sponsored function, or in a school vehicle.

Harassment or bullying 1) directed at one or more pupils; 2) substantially interferes with educational opportunities, benefits, or programs of one or more pupils; 3) adversely affects the ability of a pupil to participate in or benefit from the school district’s education program or activities by placing the pupil in reasonable fear of physical harm or by causing emotional distress; 4) based on a pupil’s actual or perceived distinguishing characteristic (see above) or based on an association with another person who has or is perceived to have any of these characteristics.

If you or someone you know is being bullied, harassed or intimidated by any individual, please complete the form found on the link below. It will be immediately emailed to our administrative staff for follow-up. You have the option of remaining anonymous or including your name and contact information.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the High School main office at 269-659-1515.

Click here for the Bullying / Harassment Notification form