In Greenville ISD, we are committed to taking care of the whole child. That includes nurturing their social and emotional health and building relationships with families.
On our campuses and in our classrooms, we establish and enforce clear behavioral expectations and boundaries for our students. By establishing a culture of mutual respect enforced by social contracts, we aim to prevent bullying by defusing such destructive behavior. When misconduct occurs, there are serious consequences that vary according to the nature of the offense. Those consequences are spelled out in detail in the Student Code of Conduct.
The Code provides methods and options for managing students in the classroom and on school grounds, disciplining students, and preventing and intervening in student discipline problems. The law requires the district to define misconduct that may—or must—result in a range of specific disciplinary consequences including removal from a regular classroom or campus, out-of-school suspension, placement in a disciplinary alternative education program (DAEP), placement in a juvenile justice alternative education program (JJAEP), or expulsion from school.
Above and Beyond Required Training
The State of Texas has a number of requirements regarding policies and training related to bullying.
While GISD employees go through annual training through Safe Schools courses, the district goes above and beyond the minimum requirements because we are committed to doing the right things for our students.
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Bullying Investigation Process
Please read through the five steps below to learn more about our bullying investigation process.
Step 1: Report Bullying
If a student believes that he or she has experienced bullying or witnesses the bullying of another student, the student or parent should notify a teacher, school counselor, principal, or another district employee as soon as possible. A student may anonymously report an alleged incident of bullying by filling out an anonymous incident report form and placing it in a locked box outside the counselor’s office. They may also anonymously report it online here.
Step 2: Investigation by School Staff
The administration will investigate any allegations of bullying and related misconduct. The district will also provide notice to the parent of the alleged victim and the parent of the student alleged to have engaged in bullying.
Step 3: Bullying Determination & Notification of Findings
If an investigation determines that bullying occurred, the administration will take appropriate disciplinary action and may, in certain circumstances, notify law enforcement. Disciplinary or other action may be taken even if the conduct did not rise to the level of bullying.
Step 4: Consequences for Bullying
Consequences will be assigned as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct. Targets of bullying will not be punished.Rights to appeal are explained to all parties.Retaliation against students who report bullying will not be tolerated.
How do we investigate bullying in Greenville ISD?: Bullying Checklist for School