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    David’s Law

    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    

       this harm;

    - 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-

             related activity;

    (3)     cyberbullying that occurs off school property or outside of a school-sponsored or

             school-related activity if the cyberbullying:

     

    1. interferes with a student’s educational opportunities; or
    2. 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.