EISD Anti-bullying Statement
The district prohibits bullying on school property, at school-sponsored or school-related activities, or in any vehicle operated by the district. Bullying occurs when a student or group of students exploit an imbalance of power between the student perpetrator and the student victim and engages in written or verbal expression or physical conduct against another student and the behavior:
- Results or will result in physical harm to the student or damage to the student’s property, or places a student in reasonable fear of physical harm to the student’s person or of damage to the student’s property, or
- Is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive enough that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for the student or substantially disrupts the operation of the school.
Bullying may be verbal or written expression or expression through electronic means, or physical conduct. Bullying could include hazing, threats, taunting, teasing, assault, demands for money, confinement, destruction of property, theft of valued possessions, name-calling, rumor-spreading, and ostracism. In some cases, bullying can occur through electronic methods, called “cyberbullying.”
Students or parents who witness possible bulling may report the incident of alleged bullying, orally or in writing, to a teacher, counselor, principal or other district employee. If a student believes that he or she has experienced bullying, it is important for the student or parent to notify a district employee such as a teacher, counselor, principal, or other district administrator as soon as possible. You may also report bullying on our district or campus websites using our Edgewood online system. Please note that after submission of the complaint to the district employee, the district may assign the complaint to a campus administrator to follow up on the submitted complaint and any other important matters pertaining to the complaint. We encourage you to communicate with your designated campus administrator during this time. The campus administrator will investigate any allegations of bullying and will take appropriate disciplinary action if an investigation indicates that bullying has occurred. Disciplinary or other action may be taken even if the conduct did not rise to the level of bullying.
More information about the district’s bullying policy can be found at eisd.net or the school administration office.
Retaliation against anyone involved in the complaint process is a violation of district policy and is prohibited. Any retaliation against a student who reports an incident of bullying is prohibited. Board Policy FFI (LOCAL)