Edgewood ISD Board Policy FFI (LOCAL)
(1) Bullying is a single significant act or pattern of acts by one or more students directed at another student
that exploits an imbalance of power and involves:
- Written or verbal expression;
- Expression through electronic means; or
- Physical conduct that:
- Harms a student or his or her property, or places them in reasonable fear of
- Has the effect or will have the effect of physically harming a student, causing a
student to experience substantial negative mental health effects, damaging a
student ’s property, or placing a student in reasonable fear of harm to the
student ’s person or of damage to the student ’s property;
- Sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive enough to create an intimidating,
threatening or abusive educational environment for the student;
- Materially and substantially disrupts the educational process or orderly
operation of a classroom or school; or
- Infringes on the rights of the victim at school.
(2) "Cyberbullying" means bullying that is done through the use of electronic communication, including through the use of a cellular or other type of telephone, a computer, a pager, a camera, electronic mail, instant messaging, text messaging, a social media application, Internet website, or other Internet-based communication tool.
This section applies to:
(1) 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;
(2) bullying that occurs on a publicly or privately owned school bus or van being used
for transportation of students to or from school or a school-sponsored or school-
(3) cyberbullying that occurs off school property or outside of a school-sponsored or
school-related activity if the cyberbullying:
- interferes with a student’s educational opportunities; or
- substantially disrupts the orderly operation of a classroom, school, or school-sponsored or school-related activity.
All employees are required to report student complaints of bullying to the principal or designee. No exceptions! No decision-making needed from the employee, just report.
Edgewood ISD provides Edgewood Alert, a reporting tool located on the district website. Go to www.eisd.net click on Edgewood Alert. Students, parents and staff can report bullying incidents anonymously through Edgewood Alert.