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Bullying (Policy: JICDE)

The Board recognizes that bullying behavior can have a negative effect on the school climate and can lead to more serious behaviors affecting the health, safety, and welfare of our students. The Board supports a secure school climate, conducive to teaching and learning that is free from threat, harassment, and any type of bullying behavior. The purpose of this policy is to promote consistency of approach and to help create a climate in which all types of bullying are regarded as unacceptable.

Bully Prevention in Positive Behavior Support is a program that is used at all grade levels in all of our elementary schools. The program is a series of explicitly taught lessons that are designed to give children tools to help them reduce and prevent incidences of bullying. The student lessons teaching a 3 step response to problem behavior:

1. Stop
2. Walk
3. Talk to an adult.