Bullying Prevention

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    Bainbridge Island School District is committed to a safe and civil educational environment for all students, employees, parents/legal guardians, volunteers, and patrons, that is free from harassment., intimidation or bullying.
     
    In order to ensure respect and prevent harm, it is a violation of District Policy 3706 for a student to be harassed, intimidated or bullied. BISD strives to provide students with optimal conditions for learning by maintaining a school environment where everyone is treated with respect and no one is physically or emotionally harmed. Procedure 3706 explains and/or defines harassment, intimidation and bullying, prevention, the role of the Compliance Officer, staff intervention. the specific steps in filing an incident report, and more.
     
     
    Policies, Procedures, Forms - (click on the links and scan down to the correct policy or procedure, which are numerically listed):
     
    Bullying Definition:
     
    Harassment, intimidation, or bullying is an intentional electronic, written, verbal, or physical act that:
    • 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.
    • Has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school.
     
    Reporting:
     
    If your child feels he/she has been harassed or bullied, the incident(s) should be reported immediately to a teacher, counselor, or principal, or directly to Compliance Officer Erin Murphy, emurphy@, 206-780-1072. Children bullied on the bus may report information to Transportation Supervisor, Rebecca Sonsalla, rsonsalla@, 206-842-4641.
     

    Resources:
    Bullying: Prevention & Intervention - Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) (includes FAQs)