Bullying occurs when a
student or group of students engage in
verbal expression, expression through
electronic means, or
physical conduct that occurs on
school property, at a school-sponsored or
school-related activity, or in a
vehicle operated by the District and that:
Physically harms, damages a student’s property, or places a student in reasonable fear of harm;
Is severe, persistent, or pervasive enough that the action or threat creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for a student;
Substantially disrupts the operation of a classroom, school, or school-sponsored event; or
infringes on the rights of the student.
The action or threat
Exploit an imbalance of power between the aggressor and the targeted student through written or verbal expression, expression through electronic means or physical conduct
and at least
one of the four clarifiers in the definition above.
If the action or threat is through an electronic means and it occurred
off of school property or outside of a school-sponsored/related event it
Exploits an imbalance of power between the aggressor and the targeted student through written or verbal expression, expression through electronic means or physical conduct
Substantially disrupt the operation of a classroom, school, or school-sponsored event;
or infringe on the rights of the targeted student.
Procedures for Reporting Allegations of Bullying
The District prohibits bullying on school property, at school-sponsored or school-related activities, or in any vehicle operated by the District. Bullying may include verbal or written expression, expression through electronic means, or physical conduct. Bullying is not tolerated by the District, and any student or parent of a student who believes that the student or another student has experienced bullying or that a student has engaged in bullying is encouraged to immediately report the incident. Retaliation against anyone involved in the reporting process is a violation of District policy and is prohibited.
Students or parents may report an alleged incident of bullying, orally or in writing, to a teacher, school counselor, principal or other District employee. Students or parents may contact the District or campus to obtain the Student Report of Alleged Bullying that may be used to submit the report.
Please note that after submission of the complaint to the District employee, the District may assign the report to a campus administrator to follow up on the submitted report and any other important matters pertaining to the report. We encourage you to communicate with your designated campus administrator during this time.
More information about the District’s bullying policy can be found at Katy ISD Board Policy Manual - FFI or the campus administration office. Information on the District’s harassment policy can be found at Katy ISD Board Policy Manual - FFH.
For more information please review the question and answer document What is Bullying and How is it to be Reported.
FFI Exhibit - B