Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying
District Compliance Officer
Office: (360) 482-2822
Policies and Procedures Relating to Harassment, Intimidation or Bullying
- Prohibition of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying: Policy 3207, Procedure 3207P
- Nondiscrimination: Policy 3210. Procedure 3210P
Introduction (from Procedure 3207P)
The Elma School District strives to provide students with optimal conditions for learning by maintaining a school environment where everyone is treated with respect and no one is physically or emotionally harmed.
In order to ensure respect and prevent harm, it is a violation of district policy for a student to be harassed, intimidated, or bullied by others in the school community, at school sponsored events, or when such actions create a substantial disruption to the educational process. The school community includes all students, school employees, school board members, contractors, unpaid volunteers, families, patrons, and other visitors. Student(s) will not be harassed because of their race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, mental or physical disability, or other distinguishing characteristics.
Any school staff who observes, overhears, or otherwise witnesses harassment, intimidation or bullying or to whom such actions have been reported must take prompt and appropriate action to stop the harassment, intimidation, or bullying, and to prevent its reoccurrence.