Bullying Prevention Plan
Pleasanton School District believes that each of our students has the right to learn in an environment in which they feel safe and free from bullying behavior.
KSA 72-8256 Definition of Bullying -
Any intentional gesture or an intentional written, verbal, electronic or physical act or threat wither by a student, staff member, or parent towards a student or by any student, staff member or parent towards a staff member that is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive that creates an intimidating, threatening or abusive educational environment that a reasonable person, under the circumstances, knows or should know will have the effect of:
- Harming a student or staff member, whether physically or mentally
- Damaging a student’s or staff member’s property
- Placing a student or staff member in reasonable fear of harm; or
- Placing a student or staff member in reasonable fear of damage to the student’s or staff member’s property.
Bullying also includes cyberbullying. “Cyberbullying” means bully by use of any electronic communication device through means including by not limited to e-mail, instant messaging, text messaging, blogs, mobile devices, online games, and websites.
Additionally, bullying means any form of intimidation or harassment prohibited by the board of education of USD 344 in policies concerning bullying.
Responsibilities Reporting Bullying Incidents:
- Students - Students should report behaviors to their parents, teachers, counselor, principal, or other school personnel.
- Parents - Parents should pass on student concerns to classroom teachers, counselor, or principal.
- School Personnel - School Personnel are responsible for documenting each report of bullying. Report the bullying incident to the principal or counselor.
Disciplinary consequences will be applied as appropriate and could include loss of privileges, parent conference, detention, school suspension, involvement from law enforcement, etc.
School District Anti-Bullying Commitment
Pleasanton School district provides annual training to staff on bullying. Students are involved in anti bullying awareness through school activities, counselor activities and school assemblies.