Ricardo Perez, Jr. Chief of Police at Edinburg CISD. P revention I ntervention E ducation. BULLYING RECOGNITION, INTERVENTION, AND PREVENTION. “STRATEGIES”. TEXAS SCHOOL BULLYING LAWS 2013. Chief Ricardo Perez Jr. Edinburg CISD Police Department. HOUSE BILL 1942
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Chief of Police at Edinburg CISD
BULLYING RECOGNITION, INTERVENTION, AND PREVENTION
Chief Ricardo Perez Jr. Edinburg CISD Police Department
THE STATE OF TEXAS 42ND LEGISLATURE
(ENACTED SEPT 1, 2011)
EDUCATION CODE 21.451
“STAFF DEVELOPMENT REQUIREMENTS”
In this subsection, "bullying" has the meaningassignedbySection37.0832and"harassment"hasthemeaningassignedbySection37.001. InadditiontoanyotheressentialknowledgeandskillstheStateBoardofEducationadoptsforthehealthcurriculumunderSubsection(a)(2)(B),theboardshalladoptforthehealthcurriculum,inconsultationwiththeTexasSchool Safety Center, essential knowledge and skills thatincludeevidence-basedpracticesthatwilleffectivelyaddressawareness,prevention,identification,self-defenseinresponseto, and resolution of and intervention in bullying andharassment.
SECTION6. Section 37.083(a), Education Code, is amended toreadasfollows:
(a)Eachschooldistrictshalladoptandimplementa disciplinemanagementprogramtobeincludedinthedistrict improvementplanunderSection11.252.Theprogrammustprovide forpreventionofandeducationconcerningunwantedphysicalor verbalaggressionand[,]sexualharassment[,andotherforms ofbullying] inschool, on school grounds, and inschool vehicles.
(a) The board of trustees of an independent school district shall, with the advice of its district-level committee established under Subchapter F, Chapter 11, adopt a student code of conduct for the district. The student code of conduct must be posted and prominently displayed at each school campus or made available for review at the office of the campus principal. In addition to establishing standards for student conduct, the student code of conduct must:
(7) prohibit bullying, harassment, and making hit lists and ensure that district employees enforce those prohibitions; and
(8) provide, as appropriate for students at each grade level, methods, including options, for:
(A) managing students in the classroom and on school grounds;
(B) disciplining students; and
(C) preventing and intervening in student discipline problems, including bullying, harassment, and making hit lists.
(b) In this section:
(1) "Harassment" means threatening to cause harm or bodily injury to another student, engaging in sexually intimidating conduct, causing physical damage to the property of another student, subjecting another student to physical confinement or restraint, or maliciously taking any action that substantially harms another student's physical or emotional health or safety.
(2) "Hit list" means a list of people targeted to be harmed, using:
(A) a firearm, as defined by Section 46.01(3), Penal Code;
(B) a knife, as defined by Section 46.01(7), Penal Code; or
(C) any other object to be used with intent to cause bodily harm.
§ 25.0341.TRANSFER OF VICTIMS OF BULLYING
(a) In this section, "bullying" means engaging in written or verbal expression or physical conduct that a school district board of trustees or the board's designee determines:
(1) will have the effect of physically harming a student, damaging a student's property, or placing a student in reasonable fear of harm to the student's person or of damage to the student's property; or
(2) is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive enough that the action or threat creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for a student.
(b) On the request of a parent or other person with authority to act on behalf of a student who is a victim of bullying, the board of trustees of a school district or the board's designee
shall transfer the victim to:
(1) another classroom at the campus to which the victim was assigned at the time the bullying occurred; or
(2) a campus in the school district other than the campus to which the victim was assigned at the time the bullying occurred.
(c) The board of trustees or the board's designee shall verify that a student has been a victim of bullying before transferring the student under this section.
(d) The board of trustees or the board's designee may consider past student behavior when identifying a bully.
(e) The determination by the board of trustees or the board's designee is final and may not be appealed.
(f) A school district is not required to provide transportation to a student who transfers to another campus under Subsection (b)(2).
EDINBURG CISD POLICIES:
FFI (LEGAL) – PROVIDES FRAMEWORK
FFI (LOCAL) – DISTRICT RESPONSIBILITIES
Policy prohibits Bullying.
Policy Prohibits Retaliation against anyone who provides information on an incident of bullying.
Provides notice to parent of the victim and the student who engaged in bullying.
Establishes the procedures that a student should take to obtain assistance and intervention in response to bullying.
Counseling options will be provided to the victim, the witnesses of bullying, and the student who engaged in bullying.
Procedures for reporting, investigating and determining that bullying occurred will be established. (within 10 district business days.
Prohibits disciplining a victim for self-defense in a bullying incident.
Discipline of student with disabilities comply with I.D.E.A. (federal law)
What You Should Know:
Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among students that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both students who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems.
Bullying can occur during or after school hours. While most reported bullying happens in the school building, a significant percentage also happens in places like on the playground or the bus. It can also happen traveling to or from school, in the youth’s neighborhood, or on the Internet.There are common types of bullying that can occur:
It is important to talk with children who show signs of being bullied or bullying others. Bullying can point to other issues or problems, such as depression or substance abuse. Talking to the student can help identify the root of the problem
What Should You Do?
There are simple steps teachers can take to stop bullying on the spot and keep students safe:
Supt. Dr. Rene Gutierrez approved EDINBURG CISD
ANTI-BULLYING SIGNS PLACED AT ALL
43 EDINBURG CISD CAMPUSES 2013
Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.
Starts the bullying and takes an active part
Defender of the Victim
Dislikes the bullying and helps or tries to help the victim
Takes an active part, but does not start the bullying
Dislikes the bullying and thinks he ought to help but doesn’t
Supports the bullying but does not take an active part
Likes the bullying but does not display open support