BULLYING PREVENTION:

 

WHAT IS BULLYING?

Defined in the Education Code as a single significant act or pattern of acts by one or more scholars directed at another scholar that exploits an imbalance of power and occurs when a scholar or group of scholars engages in written or verbal expression through electronic means, or physical conduct against another scholar that:

  • Has the effect or will have the effect of physically harming a scholar, or damaging the scholar’s property; or

  • Places a scholar in reasonable fear of physical harm to the scholar’s person;

  • Is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive enough that the action or threat creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for that scholar;

  • Materially and substantially disrupts the educational process or the orderly operation of a classroom or school; or

  • Infringes on the rights of the targeted scholar at school.

WHAT IS CYBERBULLYING?

  • This state law on bullying prevention applies to:

    • Bullying that occurs on or is delivered to school property or to the site of a school-sponsored or school-related activity on or off school property;

    • Bullying that occurs on a publicly or privately owned school bus or vehicle being uses for transportation of scholars to or from school or a school-sponsored or school-related activity; and

    • Cyberbullying that occurs off school property or outside of a school-sponsored or school-related activity if the cyberbullying interferes with a scholar’s educational opportunities or substantially disrupts the orderly operation of a classroom, school, or school-sponsored or school-related activity.

PROCEDURES FOR REPORTING ALLEGATIONS OF BULLYING AT HOUSTON CLASSICAL? 

Houston Classical prohibits bullying on school property, at school-sponsored or school-related activities, or in any vehicle operated by the district. Bullying may be verbal or written expression or expression through electronic means, or physical conduct. Bullying is not tolerated by Houston Classical and any scholar or parent of a scholar who believes that the scholar or another scholar has experienced bullying or that a scholar has engaged in bullying is encouraged to immediately report the incident. Retaliation against anyone involved in the complaint process is a violation of district policy and is prohibited.

Scholars or parents may report an alleged incident of bullying, orally or in writing, to a teacher, principal, school leader, or other district employee. Scholars or parents may contact the Principal to complete an Investigation. The school leaders will conduct the investigation and follow up on any other important matters pertaining to the alleged incident. 


More information about the district’s bullying policy can be found on the district website or the school leaders' office.

REPORT BULLYING FORM 

  • Complete the Report Bullying Form​

    • If you would like to submit an anonymous ticket, you may leave the name and contact field blank. You can also choose to answer "No" to the question "Can the school/department contact you regarding this dialogue?" at the bottom of the form. 

      • Please note we will not be able to reach out to you regarding the investigation if you choose to remain anonymous.

    • Under the question "What can we help you with?," select "Report Bullying."

    • Fill out the form and click Submit.