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Bullying

Bullying is a way of using power aggressively in which a person is subjected to intentional, unwanted, and unprovoked hurtful verbal and/or physical actions. An act of bullying results in the targeted student feeling oppressed, fearful, distressed, injured, or uncomfortable. The aggression is repeated on more than one occasion and can include physical, verbal, emotional, racial, sexual, written, electronic, damage to property, social exclusion, and intimidation. Bullying may be motivated by actual or perceived characteristics such as race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, mental, physical, or academic disability. Additional characteristics may be the actual or perceived basis for bullying, please see APS Policy on Nondiscrimination. Bullying often takes place in a social context. (If seeking long-term suspension, documentation of intervention and training for the aggressor must be included with referral.)

Table 1: Consequences For Bullying
Type of BullyingConsequences –
Elementary
Consequences –
Middle/High
Asterisk (*) Indicates Required action
1st Offense
  • Staff/Student Contact*
  • Administrative/Parent Contact/Conference*
  • School Contract
  • Staff/Student Contact*
  • Administrative/Parent Contact/Conference*
  • School Contract
2nd Offense
  • Staff/Student Contact*
  • Administrative/Parent Contact/Conference*
  • Referral to EOS if based on Protected Category*
  • Short-term Suspension
  • Staff/Student Contact*
  • Administrative/Parent Contact/Conference*
  • Referral to EOS*
  • Short-term Suspension
3rd Offense
  • Staff/Student Contact*
  • Administrative/Parent Contact/Conference*
  • Referral to EOS if based on Protected Category*
  • Short-term suspension
  • Long-term Suspension
  • Staff/Student Contact*
  • Administrative/Parent Contact/Conference*
  • Referral to EOS if based on Protected Category*
  • Long-term Suspension