The board of education prohibits bullying in any form either by any student, staff member, or parent towards a student or by a student, staff member, or parent towards a staff member on or while using school property, in a school vehicle, or at a school-sponsored activity or event. For the purposes of this policy, the term "bullying" shall have the meaning ascribed to it in Kansas law.
The administration shall propose, and the board shall review and approve a plan to address bullying as prohibited herein. The plan shall include provisions for the training and education of staff members and students and shall include appropriate community involvement as approved by the board.
Students who have bullied others in violation of this policy may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including suspension and / or expulsion. If appropriate, students who violate the bullying prohibition shall be reported to local law enforcement.
Approved: KASB Recommendation - 06/07; 6/08 ; 6/09; 6/13