Bullying

Bullying is not tolerated. In keeping with character standards adopted by District 146, staff members will help students foster a bully-free school environment. If bullying does occur within the school setting, staff members will provide support to students and families in an effort to eliminate all bullying incidences.

Students, parents/guardians, or staff members who has information about actual or threatened bullying is encouraged to report it. Anonymous bullying reports are accepted. Reports can be made to any District staff member or administrator.

The District has also designated two complaint managers that students, their parents/guardians, or staff members can contact with specific complaints:

Princy Abraham
pabraham@district146.org
815.614.4545 

Ron Gonser
rgonser@district146.org
815.614.4525

Types of Bullying

  • Physical Aggression
    • Pushing
    • Tripping
    • Stealing
    • Threats
    • Shoving
    • Spitting
    • Kicking
    • Hitting
    • Entering personal space without permission, making the other person uncomfortable
  • Social Exclusion
    • Telling others they cannot participate
    • Intentionally leaving someone out
    • Persuading others to exclude another child
  • Verbal Aggression
    • Spreading hurtful statements
    • Public challenges or dares
    • Name calling
    • Taunting/teasing
    • Making fun of others due to race, religion or ethnicity
  • Intimidation
    • Playing a dirty trick
    • Pressuring others to give you things
    • Threatening to reveal personal information about others
    • Sending negative or threatening electronic messages

Bullying may occur when another student or several students intentionally and repeatedly engage in one or more of the behaviors listed above.

For more information on the District’s bullying policy, please see the Parent/Student Handbook.


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