Bullying Incident Report

The purpose of the Bullying Prevention and Intervention procedure is to help students, parents and staff understand the specifics of the Taft School District 90 reporting procedures and form.

 

WHAT ARE THE RULES IN SCHOOL DISTRICT 90 WHICH PROHIBIT BULLYING? DOES IT INCLUDE ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL?

Taft School District 90 prohibit bullying (including cyberbullying):

At school and at all school facilities

At school-sponsored or school-related functions, whether on or off school grounds

On school buses  

Through the use of technology or an electronic device owned, licensed or used by a school; and

At non-school-related location and through non-school technology or electronic devices, if the bullying affects the school environment

 

Encouraging others to target a student with any of the behaviors listed above is may also be considered bullying.

 

WHAT WILL THE SCHOOLS BE CONSIDERING IN DECIDING IF A REPORT IS ACTUALLY A BULLYING INCIDENT?

Every incident will be evaluated on a case by case basis and treated seriously. That said, it’s important to remember that not every situation is, in fact, bullying. Sometimes misunderstandings and miscommunications will result in one party feeling that they were a target of bullying. The administrator reviewing the initial Bullying Incident report will determine if the incident warrants further investigation.

 

Taft School District 90, in determining if a behavior is bullying, will consider the following questions:

Is there a pattern of repeated behaviors by one aggressor towards one or more target(s)?

Has the behavior caused physical or emotional harm to the target student or damage to his or her property?

Does the behavior put the target in reasonable fear of harm to him or herself or of damage to his or her property?

 

 

CAN A REPORT BE FILED ANONYMOUSLY?

Yes. However, keep in mind that while you do not have to give your name or email address when reporting, if you don’t, we will not have a way to contact you to help or to fully investigate the incident. You should also be aware that false accusations, filling out a report to “get back at someone” or just because you don’t like them will not be tolerated and could result in disciplinary action.

 

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER AN INCIDENT IS REPORTED?

1. The designated administrator will acknowledge receipt of the report in writing.

2. A preliminary review of the incident may be conducted to determine need for the investigation.

3. If warranted, an investigation will be conducted and completed within 10 days

4. Parents of both the victim and perpetrator will be notified of the outcome and action plan in the event of a repeat behavior.

5. The school will take appropriate action to prevent repeated bullying.

 

WILL I BE TOLD THE DISCIPLINARY OR OTHER ACTION TAKEN AFTER THE INVESTIGATION?

Confidentiality laws prohibit educators from telling a student or parent specifics about any action taken against another student. But this doesn't mean we are not working on it. No report will be ignored. And, though it might mean that you won't get specific information, the person investigating the incident will keep you informed.

Does the behavior create a hostile environment at school for the target student?

Is this situation infringing on the rights of the target student at school?

Is this behavior substantially disrupting the educational process or the orderly operation of the school?

 

HOW DO I FILE A REPORT OF A BULLYING INCIDENT?

You/your parents or friend (s) can complete a Bully Incident form located on the Taft School District 90 website or if written it is found outside the main office or by a teacher. When complete, place in box located outside the main office and an administrator will review and act upon it within 48 hours.

 

 


 

BULLYING REPORT FORM

Please complete the Incident Report Form below and submit to Taft School

BULLYING REPORT FORM 2017-18.pdf