What is bullying?

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“Bullying” means any written or verbal expression, physical act or gesture, or pattern thereof, by a student that is intended to cause or is perceived as causing distress to a students or group of students and which substantially interferes with another student’s or students’ educational benefits, opportunities, or performance.

The staff of Columbia Heights Public Schools are committed to each student’s success in learning within a caring, responsive, and safe environment that is free of discrimination, violence, and bullying. Our school works to ensure that all students have the opportunity and support to develop to their fullest potential and share a personal and meaningful bond with people in the school community. If students feels they are a victim of bullying, they should tell their teacher or an adult immediately. The school staff with work with the student to maintain confidentiality and privacy. All reports will be investigated and consequences will be given for each infraction.