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 BP  5131.2: Adopted 10/27/2021

The Governing Board recognizes the harmful effects of bullying on student well-being, student learning, and school attendance and desires to provide a safe school environment that protects students from physical and emotional

No individual or group shall, through physical, written, verbal, visual, or other means, harass, sexually harass, threaten, intimidate, cyberbully, cause bodily injury to, or commit hate violence against any student or school
personnel, or retaliate against them for filing a complaint or participating in the complaint resolution process.

The Superintendent or designee shall develop strategies for addressing bullying in district schools with the
involvement of students, parents/guardians, and staff. As appropriate, the Superintendent or designee may also
collaborate with social services, mental health services, law enforcement, courts, and other agencies and community
organizations in the development and implementation of effective strategies to promote safety in schools and the

Such strategies shall be incorporated into the comprehensive safety plan and, to the extent possible, into the local
control and accountability plan and other applicable district and school plans.

Any complaint of bullying shall be investigated and, if determined to be discriminatory, resolved in accordance with
law and the district's uniform complaint procedures specified in AR 1312.3. If, during the investigation, it is
determined that a complaint is about nondiscriminatory bullying, the principal or designee shall inform the
complainant and shall take all necessary actions to resolve the complaint.

If the Superintendent or designee believes it is in the best interest of a student who has been the victim of an act of
bullying, as defined in Education Code 48900, the Superintendent or designee shall advise the student's
parents/guardians that the student may transfer to another school. If the parents/guardians of a student who has
been the victim of an act of bullying requests a transfer for the student pursuant to Education Code 46600, the
Superintendent or designee shall allow the transfer in accordance with law and district policy on intradistrict or
interdistrict transfer, as applicable.

Any employee who permits or engages in bullying or retaliation related to bullying shall be subject to disciplinary
action, up to and including dismissal.

Website National School Safety Center
Website Partnership for Children and Youth
Website Center on Great Teachers and Leaders
Website Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning
Website Common Sense Media
Website California Department of Education, Safe Schools
Website California Office of the Attorney General
Website CSBA
Website U.S. Department of Education




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