Bullying Policy

Policy Number:
Last Revised Date:
August 9, 2017

Bullying: Bullying is one-sided and unfair; behavior that is violent. It happens when someone repeatedly and purposely hurts, frightens, or threatens another. South Dakota codified law 13- 32-15

Conflict and Social Media: Incidents involving electronic devices. Neither the physical location nor the time of day of any incident involving the use of computers or other electronic devices is a defense to any disciplinary action taken by a school district for conduct determined to meet the definition of bullying.

If the social media event occurred at home, after or before school hours, school administration may administer consequences if the event has an adverse effect on the school learning environment. The administration will investigate allegations and determine if the social media incident is/was bullying or a conflict. The following are possible consequences for bullying:

Detention, In-School Suspension, Out-of-School Suspension, Report to Authorities, Saturday School, Expulsion, Conflict Resolution 13-32-15, 13-32-18.

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