EMUHSD Anti-Bullying PolicyThe El Monte Union High School District is committed to creating a safe, caring, and respectful environment for all students. Bullying of students occurring in the schools is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated. For the purposes of the policy, “school” includes school buildings, school grounds, and school-sponsored social events, trips, sporting events and buses. Reported incidents of bullying must be submitted in on the reporting forms and will be investigated promptly and thoroughly by a school administration or designee.
Definition of Bullying
Bullying among students is defined as intentional, repeated hurtful acts words, or other behavior, such as name-calling, threatening and or/shunning committed by one or more children against another.
- Student Instruction/Awareness - Bullying behaviors are unacceptable.
Ongoing instruction is to be provided through Student Services at the students’
- Staff Awareness/Action - School personnel shall receive
in-service training on anti-bullying policy to ensure a consistent approach is
adopted on a district-wide basis. The school administration requires all staff
members who observe, suspect, or become aware of an act of bullying to
immediately notify an administrator or designee.
- Student/Parent Action - The El Monte Union High School District encourages students and parents whom become aware of an act of bullying to immediately report the incident(s) in writing to a school administrator or designee for further investigation. Any student who retaliates against another for reporting bullying will also be subject to disciplinary actions.
All students shall be informed of their right to protection against bullying behaviors and the right to file a written report if they believe they have been the victim, witness or anonymous bystander reporting of bullying behavior. School administration or designee are responsible for investigating each report, determining if the complaint is legitimate in accordance with the above definition and California Education Code 48900 (r) and taking the appropriate corrective action. Any student (being the victim or the bystander) may initiate a complaint by completing a confidential report form and returning it to an administrator or designee.
Reports of bullying are taken seriously and shall be dealt with quickly and effectively. If a student is found guilty of bullying behavior the disciplinary action shall depend on both the results of the investigation and the severity of the incident. Disciplinary actions may include but not limited to mediation, a parent conference, counseling, suspension, expulsion, or referral to a local government agency.
- Student Instruction/Awareness - Bullying behaviors are unacceptable. Ongoing instruction is to be provided through Student Services at the students’ school site.