• JFCF: Student Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying


    The District prohibits student harassment, intimidation, bullying, and cyberbullying of other students or school personnel.

    Student harassment, intimidation, and bullying happens when a student commits intentional acts that:

    1. are written, verbal, electronic, or physical,
    2. occur more than once toward another person,
    3. cause mental or physical harm to the other person, and
    4. are so severe, persistent, or pervasive that they create an intimidating, threatening, or abusive environment for the other person.

    Student harassment, intimidation, and bullying also happens when a student commits violence within a dating relationship.

    Cyberbullying happens when a student uses electronic communications to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behavior intended to harm others. Cyberbullying includes, but is not limited to:

    • posting slurs, rumors, or disparaging remarks,
    • making or inappropriately discussing threats of about another person, or
    • sharing embarrassing, misleading, or fake pictures.

    District staff do not encourage, condone, or tolerate violations of this policy. District staff who discover a violation of this policy will instruct students to end all violations immediately.

    Violations of this policy are reported to the school principal. The principal or designated administrator will

    • notify the involved students’ parents or guardians,
    • investigate the report,
    • document the report and determination,
    • respond as appropriate, and
    • develop a strategy to protect the victim from future violations and retaliation.

    Students who violate this policy may face discipline or other corrective action under the Student Rights and Responsibilities.

    Parents and guardians may access the report and determination to the extent permitted by law.

    This policy appears in the Student Rights and Responsibilities. The Student Rights and Responsibilities are provided to students and parents or guardians each year. The District provides students age-appropriate instruction on this policy, including written or verbal discussions of the consequences for violations.

    The Chief Executive Officer or designee provides the Board of Education Chair a quarterly report of reported violations. The District posts the report on its website to the extent permitted by law.

    The District provides employees and volunteers who work with students training on this policy and human trafficking content each year. The District provides elementary employees training on violence and substance abuse prevention and positive youth development. The District provides middle and high school employees training to prevent violence within dating relationships.

    Employees, students, and volunteers are immune from individual civil liability for reporting a violation under this policy.

    No one may retaliate against an employee or student for filing a report or participating in an investigation under this policy. A person may report a violation anonymously. The District prohibits individuals from deliberately making false reports. The District may discipline a person who deliberately makes a false report under this policy.



    • Adopted: December 11, 2007
    • Amended: June 28, 2011; December 11, 2012; January 27, 2015; March 28, 2023

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