BUSD Bullying Policy
The Board of Education prohibits bullying at any location or activity under the jurisdiction of the school system. Any student who engages in bullying will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action. The Board of Education expects all schools to create an environment where the school community understands that bullying is inappropriate and will not be tolerated by developing and incorporating anti-bullying procedures into behavior and discipline codes which will be reviewed, revised annually, as appropriate. The Board of Education expects students and/or staff to immediately report incidents of bullying to the principal or designee. Each complaint of bullying will be promptly investigated. If the complainant or the parent of the student feels that appropriate resolution of the investigation or complaint has not been reached, the student or the parent of the student should contact the Principal or the Office of Pupil Services. The school system prohibits retaliatory behavior against any complainant or any participant in the complaint process. Teachers shall discuss this policy with their students and assure all students understand the criteria and definition of bullying, and assure them that they need not endure any form of bullying.