The initially intimidating
(Example: A student tells a playground supervisor about a classmate being bullied but asks that nobody know who reported the incident.
The supervisor says, “I won’t be able to punish the bullies unless you or someone else who saw it is willing to let me use their names, but I can start hanging out near the basketball court, if that would help.”) c.
“Intentional acts” refers to the individual’s choice to engage in the act rather than the ultimate impact of the action(s).
In order to protect a targeted student from retaliation, a student need not reveal his identity on an Incident Reporting Form.
All reports of unresolved, severe, or persistent harassment, intimidation, or bullying will be recorded on a district Incident Reporting Form and submitted to the principal or designee, unless the designee is the subject of the complaint.
All reports of unresolved, severe, or persistent harassment, intimidation, or bullying will be investigated with resonable promptness.
The plan may include changing seating arrangements for the complainant and/or the alleged aggressor in the classroom, at lunch, or on the bus; identifying a staff member who will act as a safe person for the complainant; altering the alleged agressor’s schedule and access to the complainant, and other measures. Within two (2) school days after receiving the Incident Reporting Form, the school designee will notify the families of the students involved that a complaint was received and direct the families to the district’s policy and procedure on harassment, intimidation, and bullying. In rare cases, where after consultation with the student and appropriate staff (such as a psychologist, counselor, or social worker) the district has evidence that it would threaten the health and safety of the complainant or the alleged aggressor to involve his or her parent/guardian, the district may initially refrain from contacting the parent/guardian in its investigation of harassment, intimidation, and bullying. The principal or designee may determine that other steps must be taken before the investigation is complete. The investigation will be completed as soon as practicable but generally no later than five (5) school days from the initial complaint or report.(Example: An unsigned Incident Reporting Form dropped on a teacher’s desk led to the increased monitoring of the boys’ locker room in 5th period. Confidential Individuals may ask that their identities be kept secret from the accused and other students.Like anonymous reports, no disciplinary action will be taken against an alleged aggressor based solely on a confidential report.Non-confidential Individuals may agree to file a report non-confidentially.
Complainants agreeing to make their complaint non-confidential will be informed that due process requirements may require that the district release all of the information that it has regarding the complaint to any individuals involved in the incident, but that even then, information will still be restricted to those with a need to know, both during and after the investigation.If professional school personnel suspect that a student is subject to abuse or neglect, as mandatory reporters they must follow district policy for reporting suspected cases to Child Protective Services.