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School Climate and Bullying Prevention & Intervention

The Woodland Joint Unified School District believes in providing a safe, positive school environment and student services that promote student welfare and academic achievement. The Board expects staff and students to make good use of learning opportunities by demonstrating regular attendance, appropriate conduct and respect for others. The Board is fully committed to providing equal educational opportunities and keeping the schools free from bullying and other discriminatory practices. 

 

What is Bullying?

Bullying means, "any severe or pervasive physical or verbal act or conduct, including communications made in writing or by means of an electronic act, as defined, including, but not limited to, sexual harassment, hate violence, or harassment, threats, or intimidation, that has the effect or can reasonably be predicted to have the effect of placing a reasonable pupil as defined, in fear of harm to that pupil's or those pupil's person or property, causing a reasonable pupil to experience a substantial detrimental effect on his or her physical or mental health, causing a reasonable pupil to experience substantial interference with his or her academic performance, or causing a reasonable pupil to experience substantial interference with his or her ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities or privileges provided by the school."

 

The Woodland Joint Unified School District interprets this legal definition of bullying to mean bullying is an unwanted aggressive act that includes each of the following components:
• intent to do harm
• repeated over time
• an imbalance of power (perceived or identified)


that has, or can be reasonably predicted to have, the effect of one or more of the following:
• reasonable fear of harm to person or property
• substantially detrimental effect on physical or mental health
• substantial interference with academic performance
• substantial interference with the ability to participate or benefit from school services, activities, or privileges


Bullying can be manifested in a variety of forms that include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Cyberbullying
• Physical bullying
• Verbal bullying
• Social or relational bullying
• Non-verbal bullying
• Indirect bullying

 

Report Bullying Behavior

 
Bullying Prevention
  • Social- Emotional Learning
 

Resources

 
Contact us regarding Bullying