July 15, 2019
Prepared by Richard J. Baird, Superintendent
DEFINITION OF BULLYING
Hazing, bullying and/or dating violence means any intentional written, verbal, graphic or physical acts, including electronically transmitted acts, either overt or covert, by a student or group of students toward other students/school personnel with the intent to haze, harass, intimidate, injure, threaten, ridicule or humiliate. Such behaviors are prohibited on or immediately adjacent to school grounds, at any school-sponsored activity; in any District publication; through the use of any District-owned or operated communication tools, including but not limited to District email accounts and/or computers; on school-provided transportation or at any official school bus stop.
The North Union Local School District Student-Parent Handbook addresses bullying in The Student Discipline Code on page 29, item #19, Hazing and Bullying: Students shall not haze, tease or bully others based on but not limited to physical appearance, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, handicap or age. Hazing and bullying are defined in policy JFCF-R. Hazing, bullying and /or dating violence can include many different behaviors.
This report now also includes violations of item #18 Harassment//Menacing/Intimidation or Other Degrading, Disgraceful, Discriminating and/or Racist Acts: Students shall not harass, intimidate, degrade, disgrace, disparage, incite, provoke, threaten, or discriminate against any other student or school employee or otherwise disrupt the school environment. For this purpose, harassment or intimidation includes, but is not limited to: slurs; profanity; written information; denigrating remarks or actions; obscene gestures, the wearing or display of insignia, signs, buttons, clothing, or apparel; or other verbal, nonverbal or physical conduct including, but not limited to, those based on race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, handicap or age. Harassment is defined in Board Policy AC.
In evaluating whether conduct constitutes hazing, harassment, or bullying, special attention is paid to the words chosen or the actions taken, whether such conduct occurred in front of others or was communicated to others, how the perpetrator interacted with the victim and the motivation, either admitted or appropriately inferred.
Board Policy JFCF-R [Revised 2/20/17]
Recorded Bullying and Harassment infractions for the district: