Presentation on theme: "Student Support Services NHCS Bullying Protocol Review Team"— Presentation transcript:
1 Policy and Procedures Prohibiting Harassment and Bullying New Hanover County Schools Student Support ServicesNHCS Bullying Protocol Review TeamLinda Blanch, School CounselorRachel Frey-Markley, School CounselorDeanna Leake, Assistant PrincipalMichele Kornegay, ISS CoordinatorEdmund McCaffray, Dropout CoordinatorPatrick McCarty, PrincipalKathren Miller, School CounselorVictoria Spagnoli, Principal InternJudy Stubblefield, Bullying Prevention Coordinator
2 What We Have and What We Do Bullying PreventionWhat We Have and What We Do
3 PROHIBITION AGAINST HARASSMENT AND BULLYING BY STUDENTS The New Hanover County Board ofEducation believes that all employees,students and their parents/families shouldbe free of harassment and bullying as partof a safe, orderly, caring and invitingworking and learning environment. TheBoard expressly prohibits harassment orbullying of students, employees and theirparents/families, by students.Policy:8307PROHIBITION AGAINST HARASSMENT AND BULLYING BY STUDENTS
4 PROHIBITION AGAINST HARASSMENT AND BULLYING BY STUDENTS (cont.) Any violation of this Policy is considered a serious violation and appropriate action shall be taken in response to a violation in accordance with the Student Discipline Policy 8410.PROHIBITION AGAINST HARASSMENT AND BULLYING BY STUDENTS (cont.)
5 This Policy will apply in the following circumstances: While in any school building or on any school property before, during or after school hours;While on any bus or other vehicle as part of any school activity;While waiting at any bus stop;During any school function, extracurricular activity or school sponsored function;When subject to the authority of school personnel; andDuring any time, at any place or using any method of communication, including but not limited to electronic communications, when the behavior has a direct and immediate effectAPPLICATION OF POLICY
6 Defining “Bullying” or “Harassment “ Acts reasonably perceived as being motivated by any actual or perceived differentiating characteristic.race,socio-economic status,ethnicity,ancestry,academic status,color,gender identitynational origin,agegender,
7 Defining “Bullying” or “Harassment “ (cont.) Acts based on:physicalphysical disabilityappearance,developmental orsexual orientation,sensory disability,pregnancy,based on anassociation with areligion,person who has or ismental disabilityperceived to have oneor more of thesecharacteristics
8 Defining “Conflict” When a conflict occurs: both people involved have equal power in the relationshipboth people are emotional and upsetneither one is seeking power or attentionboth parties just happen to disagree.Also, when people experience conflict :they likely will feel remorse and take responsibility for whatthey did wrong.they just want to solve the problem so that they can starthaving fun again.Lastly, conflict happens occasionally and is usually not serious or emotionally damaging to either person.
9 HARASSMENT OR BULLYING COMPLAINT PROCEDURES StudentsParents/guardians,School employeesVolunteersVisitors or othersWho can file a complaintHARASSMENT OR BULLYING COMPLAINT PROCEDURES
10 If not bullying, follow up with individuals to make sure comments, conflict or supposed bullying does not continueIf bullying, turn form into administration for further handling of matter to include follow up support for victim and offender.Teacher, staff member, student or parent can fill out ‘Bullying/Harassment Reporting Form’ found onForm is turned over to designated investigator on campusInvestigation completed within 72 hoursWhat happens next
11 NHCS 2012-2013 Bullying Reports Reports are investigated at the campus level and then faxed to Student Support Services.All confirmed Bullying Reports are entered into the Discipline Database and reflected in the over ODR’s for each campus.NC WISE Discipline data will not be available until later in SeptemberNote: Power School data from NC WISE will be updated after the Discipline Portal is launched.
12 NHCS Campuses Bullying Prevention Tools Character Education - N.C. Common Core Essential Standards of the Guidance CurriculumConnected SchoolStudent MentoringPeer MediationSalvaging SisterhoodG.I.R.L.S.= Girls In Real Life SituationsMix It Up Diversity EducationPBISSecond StepSeven Habits of Highly Effective Kids, Teens and PeopleSchool ConnectWhy Try
13 District-wide observance of Bullying Prevention Month – October 2013 Professional Development tools forstaff refresherActive Supervision trainingBystander Response TrainingBehavior Management Systems implementation toprevent BullyingBullying Prevention Orientation for new employeesNext Steps for