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Anti-Bullying

Texas Education Code (TEC) Ch. 37.0832 Definition of Bullying:

Engaging in written or verbal expression, expression through electronic means, or physical conduct that occurs on school property, at a school-sponsored or school-related activity, or in a vehicle operated by the district and that:
1. has the effect or will have the effect of physically harming a student, damaging a student's property, or placing a student in reasonable fear of harm to the student's person or of damage to the student's property; or
2. is sufficiently severe, persistent, and pervasive enough that the action or threat creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for a student.

This conduct is considered bullying if it:
1. Exploits an imbalance of power between the student perpetrator who is engaging in bullying and the student victim through written or verbal expression or physical conduct; and
2. Interferes with a student’s education or substantially disrupts the operation of a school.

Steps to Report
1.  If a student or parent presents a bullying complaint to the school, please refer them to the campus bullying coordinator in the office.
2. The person reporting the bullying will inform the coordinator of the situation and the bully report will be filled out in its entirety.
3. The bullying coordinator will then begin an investigation on the report and determine whether or not the bullying alleged can be processed and turned over to administration for disciplinary consequences.
4. Parents will be notified by the coordinator to let them know that the investigation is either, A-being turned over to administration; or B-closed and a summation given to the parents on why/how the school processed the information.
5. The coordinator or administration will then file the report.