Prevention of and Response to Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment

Bullying, intimidation, and harassment diminish a student’s ability to learn and a school’s ability to educate. Preventing students from engaging in these disruptive behaviors and providing all students equal access to a safe, non-hostile learning environment are important District goals. The District is committed to preventing bullying, intimidation and harassment in all of its forms, as well as educating students, staff and the public about the types of behaviors that could result in bullying, intimidation or harassment. It is the District’s goal to prevent and eliminate these disruptive behaviors before they rise to the level of bullying, intimidation or harassment, and to address these behaviors as soon as practicable.

Under State and federal law, bullying on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, military status, unfavorable discharge status from the military service, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender-related identity or expression, ancestry, age, religion, physical or mental disability, order of protection status, status of being homeless, or actual or potential marital or parental status, including pregnancy, association with a person or group with one or more of the aforementioned actual or perceived characteristics, or any other distinguishing characteristic is prohibited in each of the following situations:

  1. During any school-sponsored education program or activity.
  2. While in school, on school property, on school buses or other school vehicles, at designated school bus stops waiting for the school bus, or at school-sponsored or school-sanctioned events or activities.
  3. Through the transmission of information from a school computer, a school computer network, or other similar electronic school equipment.
  4. Through the transmission of information from a computer that is accessed at a nonschool-related location, activity, function, or program or from the use of technology or an electronic device that is not owned, leased, or used by the School District or school if the bullying causes a substantial disruption to the educational process or orderly operation of a school. This paragraph (item #4) applies only when a school administrator or teacher receives a report that bullying through this means has occurred; it does not require staff members to monitor any nonschool-related activity, function, or program.

Read more: Board Policy 5440: Prevention of and Response to Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment

 

Non-Discrimination Coordinator

Dr. William Schmidt

7925 Janes Avenue, Woodridge, IL 60517

630-795-6800

schmidtw@woodridge68.org

 

Complaint Managers

Dr. William Schmidt

Dr. Anne Bowers

7925 Janes Avenue, Woodridge, IL 60517