Bullying is the mistreatment of an individual or group characterized by a willful intent to cause harm and a perceived advantage in power. These acts can be socially, emotionally, or physically damaging in nature and include, but are not limited to, teasing, name calling, rumor spreading, exclusion, intimidation, threats, damaging personal property, stealing, public humiliation, stalking, pushing, shoving, or other physical attacks.
Harassment involves any threatening, insulting, or dehumanizing act or gesture which places an individual in reasonable fear of harm to his or her person or damage to his or her property, has the effect of substantially interfering with an individual's educational performance, opportunities, or benefits, or has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of a school or activity.
Bullying or harassment of any individual is prohibited: 1. During any education program or activity conducted by a district school; 2. During any school-related or school-sponsored program/ activity or on a school district bus; 3. Through the use of computers or other electronic devices which is initiated or accessed by any school district data system; or 4. Through the use of any off-campus data system which disrupts the academic environment of any district school or activity.