BULLYING, INTIMIDATION, AND HARASSMENT
Bullying, intimidation, and harassment diminish a student’s ability to learn and a school’s ability to educate. Preventing students from engaging in these disruptive behaviors and providing all students equal access to a safe, non-hostile learning environment are important District goals.
Please click below to read Board Policy 7:180
Preventing Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment
District 86 recommends that students and parents report instances of bullying, intimidation, and harassment to school administration.
Anonymous Bullying Report Form
One way to report instances of bullying, intimidation, and harassment, is to complete the Anonymous Bullying Report Form below. Please click the blue SUBMIT button when finished.
Please note that the District's ability to investigate and resolve this issue is limited by the amount of information you provide.
Additionally, the District has implemented a CyberBully hotline in each school. Students and parents can anonymously call or text reports to the CyberBully hotline at any time. Links to the CyberBully hotlines are located throughout the District 86 website as well as the District 86 mobile app. The table below contains links to each school's CyberBully hotline.
After evaluating the effectiveness of our current policy there is no need to make revisions to Policy 7:180, Prevention of and Response to Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment. The evaluation included the following components.
- Monthly review of discipline data demonstrates a low frequency of bullying.
- Student and staff observations confirm a safe environment at schools.
- There are no identifiable physical locations at schools that are prone to incidents of bullying.
- Reported incidents of bullying include both in-person actions and use of social media.
- No evidence of added participation in bullying by bystanders. Bystander students are encouraged to immediately report bullying through multiple reporting methods, presentations, and school-wide printed materials. Bystander staff are directed to intervene to prevent bullying.