The Board of Education prohibits bullying in any form on school property, in a school vehicle, or at a school-sponsored activity or event.
Any intentional gesture or any intentional written, verbal, or physical act or threat that is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that creates an intimidating, threatening or abusive educational environment for a student or staff member that a reasonable person, under the circumstances, knows or should know will have the effect of:
- Harming a student or staff member, whether physically or mentally;
- Damaging a student's or staff member's property;
- Placing a student or staff member in reasonable fear of harm to the student or staff member; or
- Placing a student or staff member in reasonable fear of damage to the student's or staff member's property; or
- Cyberbullying which means bullying by use of any electronic communication device through means including, but not limited to, e-mail, instant messaging, text messages, blogs, mobile phones, pagers, online games and Web sites.
The Kansas State Department of Education, in partnership with Kansas Children's Service League has provided a 24-hour hotline as an additional resource. The hotline can be reached at: 1-800-332-6378 or 1-800-CHILDREN. You can also contact the hotline via text or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Districts are required by Federal Law and K.S.A. 72-6214 to protect the privacy rights of students under the age of 18.