Procedures for Reporting Allegations of Bullying
The Lancaster Independent School District prohibits bullying on school property, at school-sponsored or school-related activities, or in any vehicle operated by the district. Bullying is not tolerated. Bullying may include verbal or written expression, expression through electronic means, or physical conduct. Bullying of a student may also include hazing, threats, taunting, teasing, confinement, assault, demands for money, destruction of property, theft of valued possessions, name calling, rumor spreading, and ostracism. Any student or parent of a student who believes that the student or another student has experienced bullying, or that a student has engaged in bullying, is encouraged to immediately report the incident to a teacher, counselor, principal, or other district employee. Any district employee who receives notice that a student has or may have experienced bullying shall immediately notify the campus principal or designee. Retaliation against anyone involved in the reporting process is a violation of district policy and is prohibited. Students or parents may report an alleged incident of bullying, orally or in writing, to a teacher, counselor, principal or other district employee. Students or parents may contact campus personnel or a district-level administrator to obtain an incident report form that may be used to submit the report. Anonymous reporting of bullying can be made by clicking on your school below and completing the form.
Please note that after submission of the complaint to the District employee, the District may assign the report to a campus administrator to follow up on the submitted report and any other important matters pertaining to the report. We encourage you to communicate with your designated campus administrator during this time. More information about the District’s Bullying policy can be found by clicking here.