Reporting Bullying

Bullying:  See Board Policy JFCF.  In accordance with state law, bullying is defined as intimidation, unwanted aggressive behavior or harassment that is repetitive or is substantially likely to be repeated and causes a reasonable student to fear for his or her physical safety or property; substantially interferes with the educational performance, opportunities or benefits of any student without exception; or that substantially disrupts the orderly operation of the school.  Bullying typically involves a real or perceived imbalance of power and may consist of, but is not limited to, intentional physical actions, including violence, gestures, theft or property damage; oral, written or electronic communication, including name-calling, put-downs, extortion or threats; or threats of reprisal or retaliation for reporting such acts.

Cyberbullying is defined as a form of bullying committed by transmission of a communication including, but not limited to, a message, text, sound or image by means of an electronic device including, but not limited to, a telephone, wireless telephone or other wireless communication device, computer or pager. The district has jurisdiction over cyberbullying that uses the district's technology resources or that originates on district property, at a district activity or on district transportation. Even when cyberbullying does not involve district property, activities or technology resources, the district may impose consequences or discipline for those who engage in cyberbullying if there is a sufficient nexus to the educational environment, the behavior materially and substantially disrupts the educational environment; the communication involves a threat as defined by law; or the district is otherwise allowed by law to address the behavior.

Any person who is either the victim of bullying or is aware of bullying is encouraged to report their concern to a Park Hill administrator, teacher or other school staff member.  Reports of bullying may also be made online at: https://app.sprigeo.com/