prohibits acts of harassment, intimidation and bullying. 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 environment; and 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.
If you believe bullying is occuring please talk to your parents, teacher, or administration right away. Appropriate consequence will be consistent with the case law, Federal and State statutes, and district/school policies and regulations.
"Bullying encompasses a variety of negative acts carried out repeatedly over time. It involves a real or perceived imbalance of power with the more powerful child or group attacking those who are less powerful. Bullying can be physical in form (e.g., pushing, hitting, kicking, spitting, stealing; verbal (e.g., making threats, taunting, malicious teasing, name-calling); or psychological (e.g., social exclusion, extortion, intimidation, spreading rumors, manipulating social relationships). ARS 15-341