Mean Spirited Behavior
Mean spirited behavior is defined as a repeated use by one or more students of a written, oral or electronic communication such as cyberbullying, or a physical act or gesture directed at or referring to another student attending school in the same school district that:
caused physical or emotional harm to such student or damage to such student’s property,
places such student in reasonable fear of harm to himself or herself, or of damage to his or her property,
creates a hostile environment at school for such student,
infringes on the rights of such student at school, or
substantially disrupts the education process or the orderly operation of a school.
Board of Education Policy:
Bullying is prohibited on school grounds, at a school sponsored or school-related activity, function or program whether on or off school grounds, at a school bus stop, on a school bus or other vehicle owned, leased or used by a local or regional board of education, or through the use of an electronic device or an electronic mobile device owned, leased or used by the local or regional board of education. Bullying is also prohibited outside of the school setting if such bullying results in any of the following: (i) creates a hostile environment at school for the student against whom such bullying was directed, (ii) infringes on the rights of the student against whom such bullying was directed at school, or (iii) substantially disrupts the education process or the orderly operation of a school. Any form of discrimination and retaliation against an individual who reports or assists in the investigation of an act of bullying is also strictly prohibited.
Mean Spirited Behavior Form can be filed by staff, students, and parent/guardians. The form can also be filed anonymously. All referrals should be brought to Student Services.
Mean Spirited Behavior Form (Fill-able Format)
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