Student Bullying/Cyberbullying Policy: BP 5131.2
    The El Monte Union High School District is committed to creating a safe, caring, and respectful environment for all students.  Any form of bullying that occurs on school grounds or on a student's way to or from school is strictly prohibited and subject to disciplinary measures.  For the purpose of this policy, “school” includes school buildings, school grounds, school-sponsored social events, trips, sporting events and buses. 

    Bullying among students is defined as intentional repeated hurtful acts, words, or other behavior such as name-calling, threatening and or/social isolation committed by one or more students against another.
    Cyberbullying includes the transmission of communications, posting of harassing messages, direct threats, or other harmful texts, sounds, or images on the Internet, social networking sites, or other digital technologies using a telephone, computer, or any wireless communication device.  Cyberbullying also includes breaking into another person’s electronic account and assuming that person’s identity in order to damage that person’s reputation. While Cyberbullying may not occur on the physical campus nor on the way to or from school, the effects of Cyberbullying interferes with a student's right to a productive and safe educational experience.

    Reported incidents of bullying must be submitted using the Student Safety Report Form (see locker to the right for downloadable form) and/or brought to the attention of school personnel will be investigated promptly and thoroughly by a school administrator or designee.  The school administrator or designee is responsible for investigating each report to determine if the complaint is in accordance with the above definition and California Education Code 48900 in order to take the appropriate corrective action. 

    Any student (being the victim or the witness) may initiate a complaint by completing a Student Safety Report Form and returning it to an administrator or designee.
    Any student who retaliates against another for reporting bullying will also be subject to disciplinary actions/or possibly expulsion.

    The El Monte Union High School District is committed to providing a work and educational environment free of harassment, including sexual harassment and harassment because of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical handicap, medical condition, marital status, age or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation.  Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, visual, or physical contact of a sexual nature made by someone from or in the work or educational setting.  All such harassment is unlawful.  In addition, the District believes that all such harassment is offensive.  The policy applies to all persons in the District and prohibits unlawful harassment by any District student or any employee of the District.  (Education Code 48900 and 48900.2). 

    If you are a student who is being sexually harassed, notify a school administrator immediately.  The District’s Title IX Coordinator for students is the Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services who may be reached at (626) 258-4421.