Greenwood School District 50Harrassment, Intimidation or BullyingStudents and parents of Greenwood School District 50 have several options to report instances of harassment, intimidation or bullying. Any student who feels he/she has been subjected to harassment, intimidation or bullying is encouraged to file a complaint in accordance with procedures established by the superintendent. Complaints will be investigated promptly, thoroughly and confidentially. All school employees are required to report alleged violations of this policy to the principal or his/her designee. Reports by students or employees may be made anonymously.www.StopBullying.gov states: Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems. In order to be considered bullying, the behavior must be aggressive and include:
- An Imbalance of Power: Kids who bully use their power—such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity—to control or harm others. Power imbalances can change over time and in different situations, even if they involve the same people.
- Repetition: Bullying behaviors happen more than once or have the potential to happen more than once.
Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.
Greenwood School District 50 is committed to fostering an environment that promotes learning and prevents disruptions in the educational process. District policy JICFAA prohibits all forms of harassment, intimidation or bullying.
In the case of a life threatening emergency, please call 9-1-1REPORTINGHarassment, intimidation or bullying may be reported confidentially as follows: