Bullying Prevention Strategies at Spring Creek

Bullying Definition:  Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance.  The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time.  Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.

Spring Creek Bullying and Harassment Procedures

Harassment and abuse are violations of school district policies, rules and regulations and, in some cases, may also be a violation of criminal or other laws.  The school district has the authority to report students violating this rule to law enforcement officials.

Students who feel that they have been bullied or harassed should:

  1. Tell a trusted adult.  If you are not comfortable reporting the issue to school officials please tell a trusted adult and ask them to contact the school or law enforcement.
  2. Report the issue to your counselor. Your counselor will take a report and act accordingly.
  3. Students may fill out the online Spring Creek Bullying Report Form.
  4. The counselor or building administrators will begin the investigation and meet with the harasser/bully to process the bullying or harassment issue.  If the harassment issue is severe enough an immediate consequence will be issued.  All confirmed Bullying issues will receive consequences.
  5. The school official will contact the parent/guardian of the harasser/bully and the victim making them aware of the situation.
  6. Further instances of bullying or harassment by the same student will result in increased consequences and the school resource officer may become involved.

To report bullying or harassment at Spring Creek:

  1. Students may fill out the online Spring Creek Bullying Report Form.
  2. Please call or email nathan.ballagh@southeastpolk.org or brooke.miller@southeastpolk.org

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