The District has developed a new process to report bullying. This process allows students or parents/guardians to report an incident of bullying via an online reporting form. The reporting can be done anonymously, if desired.
Preventing bullying, intimidation and harassment are important goals in our District. Bullying diminishes a student’s ability to learn and a school’s ability to educate. Preventing students from engaging in these disruptive behaviors and providing all students equal access to a safe, non-hostile learning environment are paramount to our school mission.
In accordance with Illinois law and District 181 policy, bullying, harassment, or intimidation means intentional conduct, including verbal, physical, or written conduct or an intentional electronic communication that creates a hostile educational environment by substantially interfering with a student’s educational benefits and opportunities. Bullying and cyber bullying are further defined here.
This new procedure allows a student victim, the parent/guardian of a student victim, or a close adult relative of a student victim, to fill out the form by accessing it on the parent page of our website.
When the form is completed, the principal will receive an automatic email that the form is completed and will conduct an internal investigation. If you or your child choose to submit your name on the form, the principal may contact you or your student as part of the investigation. In addition to this online reporting form, a printed form is available in the principals’ office and can be filled out and returned to the school office.
We believe it is important to ensure that all students feel safe, nurtured and supported in our school. We hope that this new procedure will be effective in helping in that endeavor. Please feel free to contact the school for additional information or assistance at any time.