What is Bullying?
2013 Legislature amended the anti-bullying statute (KSA 72-8256) and became effective July 1, 2013. The Goddard USD 265 Board of Education revised and adopted policy on August 12, 2013 aligned to KSA 72-8256, which can be found at USD 265 BOE Policies.
1) Bullying means: a) any intentional gesture or any intentional written, verbal, electronic or physical act or threat either by any student, staff member or parent towards a student or by any student, staff member that is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that such gesture, act or threat creates an intimidating, threatening or abusive educational environment that a reasonable person, under the circumstances, knows or should know will have the effect of:
What is Peer Conflict?
Peer conflict is when two (2) students with no perceived imbalance of power argue, disagree, or fight. Conflict resolution or peer mediation may be more appropriate.