Bullying and Harassment Prohibited
To lessen the effects of bullying in our schools, the district seeks to apply a holistic approach, which involves every member of the school community. Administration, faculty, staff, bus drivers, parents, and especially the students all play a critical role in creating an atmosphere free from worry and conducive to academic success. These roles are played out in several programmatic and procedural recommendations that together will provide schools with a comprehensive plan. Schools which incorporate the holistic approach in its entirety will experience the most success in reducing bullying.
Support is provided throughout each school year through:
- Administrator and Staff Training
- School-wide Curriculum & Policies
- School-wide and Classroom-Level Prevention
- Awareness Activities at every school
- Parent and Community Involvement
- Community Partnerships
Please use this form to report a possible incident of bullying or harassment of yourself or another student/employee as defined in the Sarasota County School Board Policy 2.70, Bullying and Harassment. Print all the information in the form. Anyone can report bullying or harassment by talking to an administrator or completing this form and returning it to an assistant principal, principal, or department administrator. This form can also be submitted anonymously by placing it in the school/department designated drop-off spot for anonymous reporting. This report will be followed up on within 2 school/business days.
If you feel you or another student/employee is in IMMEDIATE danger, call the contacts below or the police at 911.
- HOTLINE (Reporting) 1-877-7BE-BRAVE
- SCHOOL SAFETY AND SECURITY (24 HRS) (941) 966-SAFE
Bullying Prevention Resources
Websites http://www.fldoe.org/schools/school-choice/k-12-scholarship-programs/hope/ https://www.stopbullying.gov/ https://www.fldoe.org/safe-schools/bullying-prevention.stml#brfp School Programs SROs & Law Enforcement
The 2015 Florida Statutes - Bullying includes cyberbullying and means systematically and chronically inflicting physical hurt or psychological distress on one or more students and may involve teasing, social exclusion, threat, intimidation, stalking, physical violence, theft, sexual, religious, or racial harassment, public or private humiliation or destruction of property.