The Board of Education prohibits acts of harassment, intimidation, or bullying of a student. A safe and civil environment in school is necessary for students to learn and achieve high academic standards. Harassment, intimidation, or bullying, like other disruptive or violent behaviors, is conduct that disrupts both a student's ability to learn and a school's ability to educate its students in a safe and disciplined environment. Since students learn by example, school administrators, faculty, staff and volunteers should be commended for demonstrating appropriate behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate harassment, intimidation, or bullying.
Mrs. Lisa Altman, Anti-Bullying Specialist
Twice annually, school districts will be required to submit reports on harassment, intimidation. and bullying to the public and to the Department of Education. The department will use the data to assign a grade to schools and to districts.