Bullying Prevention & Reporting
The Sun Prairie Area School District is committed to providing a safe positive learning environment for all students. The expectation is that everyone will treat each other with respect and consideration. Actions such as bullying, cyber-bullying, or hazing creates an atmosphere of fear and intimidation, detracts from the safe environment necessary for student learning, and may lead to more serious violence. Therefore, all types of bullying and hazing are prohibited.
What is Bullying?
“Bullying” is defined as systematically or persistently inflicting physical hurt or psychological distress on one or more students. It is intentional written, spoken, nonverbal, or physical behavior, including but not limited to any threatening, insulting, or dehumanizing gesture or communication that has the effect of doing any of the following:
Substantially interfering with any student’s education.
Creating a threatening or fearful environment in a school setting for any student or group of students.
Substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school.
Successful enforcement of anti-bullying policy and bullying prevention requires a collaborative effort among the school, students, and parents.
The Sun Prairie Area School District takes allegations of bullying seriously and will respond promptly to complaints and allegations of bullying. Please see (District Policy JBA)
If you believe your child has either been bullied or witnessed bullying you can do the following:
Fill out the Bullying Report Form and return it to your child's school. You can also request a Bullying Report Form from your child's principal, student services staff member or teacher. If you need help filling out this form, please contact your school principal or counselor.
- Submit a tip to the District's Electronic Safety Tip Line. While all tips will be investigated, keep in mind this process can only be as thorough as the information provided.