Reports and Investigations of Discrimination and Harassment
K-6: Mrs. Cheryl Record (firstname.lastname@example.org) 692-9542 ext. 6200
7-12: Mr. Ben Cronin (email@example.com) 692-9542 ext. 6300
The district will also be training all staff members to raise staff awareness and sensitivity of harassment and discrimination directed at students that are committed by students or school employees on school property or at a school function. We are also looking at ways to integrate instruction in grades Kindergarten through 12 to include a component on civility, citizenship and character education.
Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems.
In order to be considered bullying, the behavior must be aggressive and include:
———• An Imbalance of Power: Kids who bully use their power—such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity
————-—to control or harm others. Power imbalances can change over time and in different situations, even if they involve the same people.
———• Repetition: Bullying behaviors happen more than once or have the potential to happen more than once.
Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.
——————————• Posting nasty pictures or messages about others in blogs or on Web sites
——————————• Using someone else’s user name to spread rumors or lies about someone
Resources specific to the Dignity for All Students Act:
- NYS Education Department Dignity for All Students Act website
- New York State Center for School Safety