Bullying means an intentional electronic, written, verbal or physical act or series of acts directed at another student or students, which occurs in and/or outside a school setting, that is severe, persistent or pervasive and has the effect of doing any of the following:
1. Substantial Interference with a student’s education.
2. Creation of a threatening environment.
3. Substantial disruption of the orderly operation of the school.
School setting means in the school, on school grounds, in school vehicles, at a designated bus stop or at any activity sponsored, supervised or sanctioned by the school.
All students who have been bullied should promptly report such incidents to the building Vice-Principal or designee. All complaints of bullying will be investigated promptly, and corrective action will be taken when allegations are verified. Confidentiality of all parties shall be maintained, consistent with the school’s legal and investigative obligations. No reprisals or retaliation shall occur as a result of good faith reports of bullying. Bullying, as defined in this policy, includes cyber bullying. Reports may also be made on the Anonymous Tip Line, see page 21 in the Student Organize and Success Guide or the link on the CIT web site.
Consequences for Violations: A student who violates this policy shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action consistent with the Code of Student Conduct, which may include: Counseling within the school; Parental conference; Loss of school privileges; Exclusion from school-sponsored activities; Suspension; Expulsion; Counseling/Therapy outside school; Referral to law enforcement officials.