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USD 297 Bullying Plan

USD 297 Bullying Plan

Why our school has developed a bullying plan:

Kansas law K.S.A. 72-8256 requires that every school district in Kansas train all staff and students in bullying prevention, develop a district policy on bullying prevention and create a bullying implementation plan by January, 2008.


Bullying among children is aggressive behavior that is intentional and that involves an imbalance of power or strength. Bullying behavior is deliberate, repeated, and unwanted.


Bullying can seriously affect the emotional, physical, and academic well-being of children who are bullied. Dealing with discipline problems related to bullying incidents can take a good deal of administrators’ and educators’ time during a school day.


Bullying can contribute to a negative climate in schools.


Bullying is more prevalent than many adults suspect.


Everyone in the school environment will benefit from implementation of an effective bullying prevention program.

 



USD 297 will:


Develop or use an existing assessment tool to gather data concerning bullying in our schools
Utilize the results of the data to mitigate possible bullying situations
Train staff members on bullying and bullying prevention
Educate students on bullying and bullying prevention
Develop and annually review a school-wide rubric of sanctions related to bullying behaviors
Publish the bullying plan in our student handbook and on www.usd297.org


 

USD 297 Rules – At school:


We will not bully others
We will try to help students who are bullied when it is safe to do so
We will include students who are left out
We will tell an adult at school and an adult at home when we see someone being bullied

 


 

DEFINITIONS:

Teasing – name-calling, insulting, or other behavior that would hurt others’ feelings or make them feel bad about themselves

Exclusion – starting rumors, telling others not to be friends with someone, or other actions that would cause someone to be without friends

Cyber-bullying – using electronic devices such as cell phones and/or computers to convey threatening messages

Physical Bullying – pushing, slapping, grabbing, flicking, poking, pinching, tripping, or other violations of personal space

Severe Physical Bullying – punching, kicking, and similar behavior that could result in injury to others

Threat of serious violence – threats of using a weapon, or other conduct which should be immediately reported to police

Harassment – racial, ethnic, or sexual name-calling or other severe harassment

 

Elementary School Rubric for Bullying

Behavior First Time Second Time Third Time Fourth Time

Teasing/Exclusion

Cyber-bullying

*Verbal behavior reminder

*Privilege Loss (2 days)

*Parent Call

*Reflection

*Classes Only (3 days)

*Parent Call

*Reflection

*Office Referral

*Individual Plan

Physical Bullying

*Verbal behavior reminder

*Privilege Loss (1 day)

*Parent Call

*Reflection

*Classes Only (1 day)

*Parent Call

*Reflection

*Office Referral

*Classes Only (3 days)

*Parent Call

*Reflection

*Office Referral

* OSS
Individual Re-entry Plan

Severe Physical Bullying, Threats of Serious Violence, or Severe Harassment

*Office Referral

*Suspension

*Police Contact

*Office Referral

*Suspension

*Police Contact

*Support Professionals

*OSS
Individual Re-Entry Plan

*Police Contact

 

 

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