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Bullying

The Governing Board recognizes the harmful effects of bullying on student learning and school attendance and desires to provide a safe school environment that protects students from physical and emotional harm. District employees shall establish student safety as a high priority and shall not tolerate bullying of any student.

No individual or group shall, through physical, written, verbal, or other means, harass, sexually harass, threaten, intimidate, retaliate, cyberbully, cause bodily injury to, or commit hate violence against any student or school personnel.

Bullying is an unwanted, aggressive behavior that involves a real or perceived imbalance of power between individuals with the intent to cause emotional or physical harm. Bullying can be physical, verbal, or social/relational and involves repetition or potential repetition of a deliberate act.

Cyberbullying includes the electronic creation or transmission of harassing communications, direct threats, or other harmful texts, sounds, or images. Cyberbullying also includes breaking into another person's electronic account or assuming that person's online identity in order to damage that person's reputation.


Reporting and Filing of Complaints

Any student, parent/guardian, or other individual who believes that a student has been subjected to bullying or who has witnessed bullying may report the incident to a teacher, the principal, a compliance officer, or any other available school employee.

When a report of bullying is submitted, the principal or a district compliance officer shall inform the student or parent/guardian of the right to file a formal written complaint in accordance with AR 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures. The student who is the alleged victim of the bullying shall be given an opportunity to describe the incident, identify witnesses who may have relevant information, and provide other evidence of bullying.

HUSD Complaint Form 1312.3

HUSD Resources

Board Policy and Administrative Regulation – 5131.2
Board Policy, Administrative Regulation, and Exhibit – 1312.3
Community Resources
District Parent and Student Handbook
District Poster
HUSD Anonymous Reporting Link

Other Resources

CDE Websites:

Bullying Prevention Training and Resources: 
https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/ss/se/bullyres.asp

Bullying and Hate Motivated Behavior Prevention:
https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/ss/se/bullyingprev.asp

Bullying Frequently Asked Questions: 
https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/ss/se/bullyfaq.asp

Other Resources

Stop Bullying Resources
WeTip Anonymous Crime Reporting Website
Staff Training - Student Bullying (PDF)