Bullying PreventionBainbridge 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:
- Policy 3706: Prohibition Against Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying
- Procedure 3706: Prohibition Against Harassment, intimidation and Bullying
- Incident Form - Policy 3706 Exhibit A
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 Amii Pratt, firstname.lastname@example.org, 206-780-1067. Children bullied on the bus may report information to Transportation Supervisor, Mary Howes, email@example.com, 206-780-1856.
- 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.
Resources:Bullying: Prevention & Intervention - Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) (includes FAQs)Cyberbullying: An Introduction - OSPI (includes FAQs)
Last Modified on July 7, 2022