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Brandywine School District

Bullying Initiatives

 

Our schools are committed to fostering a sense of community.  We believe that every student has the right to attend school without being physically, socially and/or emotionally harmed by others.  Bullying is addressed in our district policy and the Code of Student Conduct:

BULLYING (D0701)

As defined by Chapter 41, Title 14 of the Delaware Code, Section 4112D: Any intentional written, electronic, verbal or physical act or actions against another person that a reasonable person under the circumstances should know will have the effect of:

A. Placing a person in reasonable fear of substantial harm to his/her emotional or physical well-being or substantial damage to his/her property.

B. Creating a hostile, threatening, humiliating or abusive educational environment due to the pervasiveness or persistence of actions or due to a power differential between the bully and the target.

C. Interfering with a student having a safe school environment that is necessary to facilitate educational performance, opportunities, or benefits.

D. Perpetuating bullying by inciting, soliciting or coercing an individual or group to demean, dehumanize, embarrass or cause emotional, psychological or physical harm to another person.

The Student Code of conduct will be enforced for any verified act of bullying, as defined above, committed out of school against a Brandywine School District student if the building principal determines that the act of bullying:

1. Interferes with the educational rights of another student; or 2. Causes a substantial or material disruption of the school environment.

Note: Any person committing an act of reprisal, retaliation or false accusation against a target, witness or one with reliable information about an act of bullying will be subject to consequences under the Code of Student Conduct.

 

First Violation Required:

Reprimand

Parent/Legal Guardian Conference

Referral for Counseling

Behavioral Contract

Optional:

Suspension

Restitution

Assignment to Anti-Bullying Program

Assignment to Educational Alternatives

Recommendation for Expulsion

 

Subsequent Violations Required:

Parent/Legal Guardian Conference

Restitution

Suspension

Assignment to Anti-Bullying Program

Optional:

Assignment to Educational Alternatives

               Recommendation for Expulsion

If you have any questions, please contact:

John Sadowski, Education Associate

School Climate and Discipline Program Manager

Delaware Department of Education

302-735-4060; jsadowski@doe.k12.de.us

There are valuable resources available on our website for staff, parents, and students.  These resources include forms to report bullying incidents. 

 
Last Modified on October 12, 2012
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