Fernan Elementary School
Stand Up, Speak Up Procedures
No student shall intentionally commit, or conspire to commit, an act of harassment, intimidation, bullying or cyber bullying against another student. Such behaviors foster a climate of fear and disrespect that can seriously impair the physical and psychological health of its victims, create conditions that negatively affect learning, and undermine the ability of students to achieve their full potential.
Bullying – Characterized by the aggressor(s) repeatedly engaging in negative actions against another student in an attempt to exercise control over the victim.
Cyber Bullying – Includes but is not limited to, using any electronic communication device to convey a message in any format (audio, video, text, graphics, photographs, or any combination thereof) that intimidates, harasses, or is otherwise intended to harm another individual.
“Student Harassment, Intimidation, or Bullying” means any intentional gesture or any intentional written, verbal, or physical acts or threats against another student that a reasonable person under the same or similar circumstances knows or should know will have the effect of
-Harming a student, and/or
-Damaging a student’s property, and/or
-Placing a student in reasonable fear of harm to his or her person, and/or
-Placing a student in reasonable fear of damage to his or her property, and is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening or abusive educational environment for a student.
Our school expects students to conduct themselves in a manner in keeping with their levels of development, maturity, and demonstrated capabilities with a proper regard for the rights and welfare of others.
Students attending our school are prohibited from engaging in the following behaviors:
-Harassment, intimidation, bullying or cyber bullying as defined above.
-Conspiring with another individual to commit any act of harassment, intimidation, or bullying
against another student; or perpetuating such conduct by spreading hurtful or
demeaning material created by another person (e.g., forwarding offensive e-mails or text messages).
-Retaliatory actions against another for reporting an act of harassment, intimidation, or bullying.
School personnel are required to report any incident of harassment, intimidation, bullying or cyber bullying they witness or are aware of to the school principal or designee. All other persons, including students, parents/guardians, volunteers, and visitors are encouraged to report any act that may be a violation of this policy.
INVEST | INSPIRE | INNOVATE: We invest in each child to prepare, challenge, and advance well educated, resilient and future-ready citizens.
Students who engage in harassment, intimidation, bullying or cyber bullying may be disciplined as determined appropriate, up to and including suspension and/or expulsion.
If the school principal or a designee determines that harassment, intimidation, bullying, cyber bullying or retaliation occurred, the school principal or designee shall:
-Take appropriate disciplinary action and document into the student information system.
-Notify the parent/guardian
of the perpetrator.
-Notify the parent/guardian of the targeted student.
-To the extent allowed under state and federal law, notify the parent/guardian of the action taken to prevent any further acts of bullying or retaliation.
-Referral to Law
Enforcement: If the principal or designee reasonably believes that the student has engaged in conduct in violation of Idaho Code 18-917A, he or she shall report to law enforcement.
Note: The district will provide each student and parent/guardian with written annual notice of this policy in a manner consistent with the students’ age, grade and level of academic achievement through publication in the student handbook.