Bullying is the repeated intimidation of others by the real or threatened infliction of physical abuse, or through physical, verbal, written, electronically transmitted, or emotional attacks on the property of others in the school setting.
Hazing is an intentional, knowing, or reckless act meant to induce physical pain, embarrassment, humiliation, deprivation of rights or that creates physical or mental discomfort.
Forms of Bullying/Hazing
Indirect/Verbal Bullying=Being unfriendly, excluding, stealing money or possessions, name calling mean, spirited humor, spreading unkind rumors, teasing, or generally tormenting another for the purpose of humiliating another.
Racist Bullying=Racially derogatory statements, taunts, graffiti, or inappropriate gestures.
Sexual Harassment=Unwanted physical contact, sexually abusing comments, displaying material offensive to others based on sex, or making inappropriate comments because of, or focusing on, the issue of another’s sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation.
The District recognizes that Bullying, as defined above, is disruptive of the educational process, and can have many negative and long term effects on its victims, and therefore, is unacceptable behavior that will not be tolerated. Every individual in the District has a right to be treated with respect, and feel free from any fear or being victimized or intimidated.
Students who engage in any act of Bullying while at school, at any school function, in connection to or with any District sponsored activity or event, or while en route to or from school are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including suspension or expulsion.
The superintendent may develop additional administrative regulations and programs that will further these policy purposed by involving the school community.
Steps to Address Policy Violations
SEE THE DISTRICT POLICY IN THE RENTON JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL MAIN OFFICE.
Progressive Discipline Applied for Policy Violations
Whenever a student violates the Anti-Bullying Policy, the following progressive discipline may occur: (See Violations and Penalties Page 9 & 10).