The policy of this school district is that harassment of students by other students, personnel, or the public will not be tolerated. This policy is in effect while the students are on school grounds, in school transportation, or attending school-sponsored activities, and while away from grounds if the misconduct directly affects the good order, efficient management, and welfare of the school district.
As used in the School Bullying Prevention Act (www.sde.state.ok.us, School Laws of Oklahoma 2005, Chapter1, Article XXIV; Miscellaneous, Section 487.1)
“Harassment, bullying, and intimidation” means any gesture, written or verbal expression, or physical act that a reasonable person should know will harm another student, damage another student’s property, or insult or demean any student or group of students in such a way as to disrupt or interfere with the school’s educational mission or the education of any student. Harassment, intimidation, and bullying include, but are not limited to, a gesture or written, verbal or physical act. Such behavior is specifically prohibited.
Any student exhibiting threatening behavior either verbally, in written form, or by electronic device (cell phone, text message, twitter, e-mail) or gesture towards another student or school personnel or others while under school supervision or the use of their electronic communication device outside of school directed towards another student or school employee will be referred immediately to a site administrator. The administrator will gather and evaluate incident information and either (a) document the incident, or (b) implement the following intervention procedures: suspension for a minimum of three days, notification of parent/guardian, notification of the Sheriff’s department, a conference with all parties deemed necessary, the student attend mandatory counseling, and finally a conference held prior to the student’s reentry into school. Any student who has been previously disciplined for threatening behavior is subject to alternative placement or suspension shall not exceed the remainder of the current semester and the succeeding semester. Students implicated in incidents of harassment, intimidation and/or bullying may also be recommended for community mental health care. Each incident will be dealt with based upon the severity and recommendations by the school officials. The Safe School Committee will: