LOGAN CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Title Bullying, Cyber-bullying and Hazing PolicyNumber512
Section500 Student Services Approval DateMarch 30, 2010
Subsection510 Student SafetyAmended DateAugust 26, 2014


1. Purpose
1.1The Logan City School District is responsible to provide a safe, caring, orderly, and positive environment in which emotional, physical, and social well-being abounds and where both students and staff feel appreciated and respected.
1.2Bullying, cyber-bullying, and hazing greatly reduce students' ability to achieve and teachers' ability to instruct.
1.3Bullying, cyber-bullying, and hazing can directly affect students' health and well-being,contributing to negative academic and personal consequences
 
2.References
2.1Board Safe Schools Policy
2.2Utah Code Ann. § 53A-11a-301-Bullying and Hazing Policy
2.3Utah Code §53A-11a-203(3) Parental Notification of Certain Incidences
2.4USOE Rule R277-613-School District Bullying and Hazing Policies and Training
2.5USOE Rule R277-515-Utah Educator Standards
 
3.Definitions
3.1.ABullying: intentionally or knowingly committing an act that is done for the purpose of placing astudent, district employee, or school volunteer in fear of:
3.1.A.1Physical harm to the student, district employee, or school volunteer;
3.1.A.2Harm to property of the student, district employee, or school volunteer.
3.1.BActs of bullying may include:
3.1.B.1Endangerment to the physical or mental health or safety of student, district employee, or schoolvolunteer.
3.1.B.2Any brutality of a physical nature such as whipping, beating, branding, calisthenics, bruising,electric shocking, placing of a harmful substance on the body, or exposure to the elements of a student, district employee, or school volunteer.
3.1.B.3Forced or unwilling consumption of any food, liquor, drug, or other substance by a student, districtemployee, or school volunteer.
3.1.B.4Any forced or coerced act or activity of a sexual nature or with sexual connotations such asasking a student to remove articles of clothing or expose or touch private areas of the body.
3.1.B.5Physically obstructing a student's, district employee's, or school volunteer's freedom to move.
3.1.B.6Other activity that endangers the physical or mental health and safety of a student, districtemployee, or school volunteer.
3.1.CThe conduct described in 3.1.B constitutes bullying, regardless of whether the person againstwhom the conduct is committed directed, consented to, or acquiesced in the conduct.
3.2.ACyber-bullying: the use of email, instant messaging, chat rooms, pagers, cell phones, or otherforms of information technology to harass, threaten, or intimidate someone through written text or inappropriate pictures for the purposes of placing a student, district employee, or school volunteer in fear of:
3.2.A.1Physical harm to the student, district employee, or school volunteer;
3.2.A.2Harm to property of the student, district employee, or school volunteer.
3.3.AHazing: intentionally or knowingly committing an act that is:
3.3.A.1Done for the purpose of initiation, admission into, affiliation with, holding office in, or as acondition for membership or acceptance, or continued membership or acceptance, in any school or school sponsored team, organization, program, or event.
3.3.BActs of hazing may include:
3.3.B.1Endangerment to the physical or mental health or safety of a school employee or student;
3.3.B.2Any brutality of a physical nature such as whipping, beating, branding, calisthenics, bruising,electric shocking, placing of a harmful substance on the body, or exposure to the elements of a school employee or student.
3.3.B.3Forced or unwilling consumption of any food, liquor, drug, or other substance by a schoolemployee or student;
3.3.B.4Any forced or coerced act or activity of a sexual nature or with sexual connotations such asasking a student to remove articles of clothing or expose or touch private areas of the body.
3.3.B.5Physically obstructing a school employee's or student's freedom to move.
3.3.B.6Other activity that endangers the physical or mental health and safety of a student, districtemployee, or school volunteer
 
4.Policy
4.1The Logan City School District does not condone bullying, cyber-bullying, or hazing in any form.
4.2The District follows state law and USOE Board Rule on the enforcement of procedures, includingthe training of staff and students to ensure no bullying, cyber-bullying, or hazing occurs on any school property and notifying parents of certain incidents and threats.
 
5.Procedures
5.1Notification of Policy and Procedures
5.1.AA copy of this policy and procedures shall be posted on the district website.
5.1.BStudent athletes and club members are informed of the prohibited behavior and theconsequences for violation of the policy as defined in 5.3.
5.2Parental Notification Requirements of Certain Incidents and Threats
5.2.AA school administrator shall promptly notify a parent/guardian personally of:
5.2.A.1A parent/guardian's student's threat to commit suicide; and
5.2.A.2An incident of bullying, cyber-bullying, hazing, harassment, or retaliation involving theparent/guardian's student.
5.2.BWhen a parent/guardian has been notified by a school administrator of a threat or incident, theschool administrator shall complete a Record of Parent Notification of Student Threat or Incident form.
5.2.B.1The School may not disclose a record of information regarding an incident or threat to any otherperson not authorized to receive the information.
5.2.B.2The School may not use the information for a report or study, for statistical analysis or to conductresearch.
5.2.B.3A School may disclose information to the parent, the student, or to a person if required to reportdue to a court order. 5.2.C
5.3Training
5.3.AThe District provides training for students, staff, and volunteer coaches.
5.3.BTraining includes:
5.3.B.1The specific nature of bullying and hazing and the components as described in the definitions;
5.3.B2 Strategies to detect bullying, cyber-bullying, and hazing as well as intervention skills to deal withsuch issues.
5.3.CAll students, employees, and volunteer coaches participating in high school-sponsored athleticprograms, and curricular or extracurricular clubs or activities, shall complete the training.
5.3.DAnnual training is required for all new students, employees, and volunteer coaches.
5.3.EAll students, employees, and volunteer coaches shall have ongoing training once every threeyears.
5.3.FTraining curriculum, training schedules, and participant lists are maintained by each high schoolin the District and are available upon request to the Utah State Office of Education.
5.4Process for Dealing with Bullying, Cyber-bullying, and Hazing
5.4.AAdministrators shall investigate all reported cases of bullying, cyber-bullying, and hazing inaccordance with the District Safe Schools Policy.
5.4.BIf, after investigation, the administrator verifies that bullying, cyber-bullying, or hazing hasoccurred, discipline shall be handled consistent with the District Safe Schools Policy.
5.5Professional Responsibilities of Employees and Volunteer Coaches
5.5.AAll school employees shall act consistent with professional standards as defined in USOE BoardRule R277-515 (Utah Educator Standards) in all responsibilities and activities of their assignments.
5.5.BFailure to act consistently with R277-515 toward students, colleagues, and parents shall result indisciplinary action at the district level.
5.5.CFailure to act consistently with R277-515 toward students, colleagues, and parents may result indiscipline against the educator's license.