The Nelsonville-York Board of Education is committed to providing a safe, positive, productive, and nurturing educational environment for all of its students. The Board encourages the promotion of positive interpersonal relations between members of the school community.
Harassment, intimidation, or bullying toward a student, whether by other students, staff, or third parties is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated.
What Bullying Is Harassment, intimidation, or bullying means:
A. any intentional written, verbal, graphic, electronic, or physical act that a student or group of students exhibits toward another particular student(s) more than once and the behavior both (1) causes mental or physical harm to the other student(s) and is (2) sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for the other student(s); or
B. violence within a dating relationship.
"Electronic act" means an act committed through the use of a cellular telephone, computer, pager, personal communication device, or other electronic communication device.
What Bullying Is Not
Arguments, confrontations and occasional altercations happen between students throughout the school year. Students changing peer groups and developing different interests also are a normal part of the development process of young people. While change is not always easy and our feelings can sometimes be hurt, it is imperative students learn to deal with these situations and learn the differences between conflict or drama and actual bullying. Occasionally certain actions will cross the line and will need to be addressed accordingly.
If you feel that harassment, intimidation or bullying has occurred, click the Report Bullying link on the right and fill out the document. Be sure to include any physical evidence that you have pertaining to the incident reported. This form is to be confidentially maintained in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1232g.