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Bullying/Cyber-Bullying/Harassment/intimidation Policy

By Washington state law (RCW 28A.300.285) and by Edmonds School District policy (#8207), acts of harassment, intimidation or bullying will not be tolerated in schools. Harassment, intimidation or bullying is defined as any intentional electronic, written, verbal, or physical act which:

1. Physically or emotionally harms a student or damages the student’s property; or

2. Has the effect of substantially interfering with a student’s education; or

3. Is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating or threatening educational environment; or

4. Has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school.

Harassment, intimidation or bullying can take many forms including slurs, rumors, jokes, innuendos, demeaning comments, drawings, cartoons, pranks, gestures, physical attacks, threats or other written (via technology, electronic or paper), verbal or physical actions. School employees, students, parents or volunteers who have reliable information that a student has been subjected to such acts, are encouraged to report incidents to an appropriate school official for an investigation, which may or may not result in disciplinary action and/or legal action.

Please refer to Edmonds School District policy #8207 R1. If you are a victim or a witness to harassment, intimidation or bullying you may report such information on the district’s reporting form. This form can be found on the district’s website, as well as, our school’s website and in our main office. In addition, reporting can be made by calling the Edmonds School District Tip Line at 425-431-7010.