HARRASSMENT, INTIMIDATION, & BULLYING
All Kelso schools take the Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) of students very seriously. According to the 2010 Healthy Youth Survey the large majority of students in Kelso schools indicate that they feel safe at school. The Kelso School Board in 2011 updated district policy and procedures regarding HIB to strengthen our prevention and reporting of HIB. Any student, parent or other interested adult can report an incident of HIB using the district reporting form. Forms are available at all schools in their main office or can be obtained by clicking the link below.
Harassment, Intimidation or Bullying (HIB) is an intentional electronic, written, verbal, or physical act that:
Physically harms a student or damages the student’s property.
Has the effect of substantially interfering with a student’s education.
Is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating or threatening educational environment.
Has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school.
School counselors are specially trained to work with students regarding these issues. Please encourage your child to report incidents of harassment to their school counselor or principal.