Bullying occurs when a student or group of students engages in written or verbal expression , expression through electronic means, or physical conduct that occurs on school property, at a school-sponsored or school-related activity, or in a vehicle operated by the District and that:
This conduct is considered bullying if it:
[Act of June 17, 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., H.B. 1942, § 7 (to be codified as Texas Education Code § 37.0832)]
Bullying of a student may include hazing, threats, taunting, teasing, confinement, assault, demands for money, destruction of property, theft of valued possessions, name calling, rumor spreading, or ostracism.
The District prohibits retaliation of a student or District employee against any person who in good faith makes a report of bullying, serves as a witness, or participates in an investigation. Examples of retaliation may include threats, rumor spreading, ostracism, assault, destruction of property, unjustified punishments, or unwarranted grade reductions. Unlawful retaliation does not include petty slights or annoyances.
Most individuals have some type of contact with bullying. The individuals involved in bullying possess some of the following characteristics:
Any student who believes that he/she has experienced bullying or believes that another student has experienced bullying should immediately report the alleged acts to a teacher, counselor, administrator, or other District employee.
Any District employee who suspects or receives notice that a student or group of students has or may have experienced bullying shall immediately notify the principal or designee.
For additional information, consult the Snook ISD Student Handbook or FFI(LOCAL) policy.