Bullying Policy

More information available on recognizing and combating bullying here:  StopBullying.gov

or here: The Bully Project

 

Bullying Policy:

Upper Lake High School supports the right of every student to a safe learning environment.  Bullying is not acceptable and students are encouraged to speak out on behalf of others that are picked on, called names, put down, or made to feel unwelcome.  Bullying can be many things, but typically means:

 

(1)  “Bullying” means any severe or pervasive physical or verbal act or conduct, including communications made in writing or by means of an electronic act, and including one or more acts committed by a pupil or group of pupils as defined in Section 48900.2, 48900.3, or 48900.4, directed toward one or more pupils that has or can be reasonably predicted to have the effect of one or more of the following:

(A) Placing a reasonable pupil or pupils in fear of harm to that pupil’s or those pupils’ person or property.

(B) Causing a reasonable pupil to experience a substantially detrimental effect on his or her physical or mental health.

(C) Causing a reasonable pupil to experience substantial interference with his or her academic performance.

(D) Causing a reasonable pupil to experience substantial interference with his or her ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or privileges provided by a school.

       This policy is not intended to prohibit expression of religious, philosophical, or political views, provided that the expression does not disrupt the education environment.