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Bullying

  • The Aurora Public Schools Board of Education recognizes the negative impact that bullying has on student health, welfare and safety and on the learning environment at school.  Bullying by students is prohibited on all district property, at district or school-sanctioned activities or events, when students are being transported in vehicles dispatched by the district or one of its schools, and off school property when such conduct has a nexus to school or any district curricular or non-curricular activity or event
  • “Bullying” means any written or verbal expression (including internet communications), or physical act or gesture, or a pattern thereof by a student, that is intended to cause distress upon one or more students and is sufficiently severe that it has the effect of:
  • Creating an intimidating, hostile, or significantly offensive environment for the learning or performance of school-sanctioned activities of any student; or unreasonably interfering with or disrupting the education performance or participation in any other school-sanctioned activity of any student. 

Examples of acts that may constitute bullying include:

  • Derogatory written or pictorial communications to include but not limited to: letters, notes, newspaper articles, invitations, posters, photos, cartoons, e-mails, texting and sexting
  • Derogatory verbal comments
  • Threats of force or violence against a person’s body, possessions or residence or physical conduct
  • Cyberbullying
  • All administrators, teachers, classified staff and students share the responsibility to ensure that bullying does not occur at any district school, on any district property, at any district or school-sanctioned activities or events, when students are being transported in any vehicle dispatched by the district or one of its schools, or off property when such conduct has a nexus to school or any district curricular or not-curricular activity or event.  Toward that end:
  • All students who believe they have been victims of bullying in any such circumstance shall immediately report it to an administrator or teacher at their school.
  • All students who witness student bullying in any such circumstance shall immediately report it to an administrator or teacher at their school.
  • All principals, administrators, teachers and classified staff who witness student bullying in any such circumstance shall immediately take appropriate action to stop the bullying, as prescribed by the district and building principal, and shall promptly report the bullying to the principal or principal’s designee for appropriate actions.
  • Student’s may also access the safe2tell hotline at 1.877.542.SAFE (www.safe2tell.org)  to report information anonymously.

 

 

 

 

 


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