Bullying and Harassment Statement
THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FLORIDA, DOES NOT TOLERATE ACTS OF BULLYING OR HARASSMENT, INCLUDING BULLYING OR HARASSMENT BASED ON DISABILITY.
BULLYING means systematically and chronically inflicting physical hurt or psychological distress on one or more students or employees.
HARASSMENT means any threatening, insulting, or dehumanizing gesture, use of data or computer software, written or oral statement, or physical conduct directed against a student or school employee that:
(i) Places a student or school employee in reasonable fear of harm to person or property,
(ii) Has the effect of substantially interfering with a student’s educational performance, opportunities, or benefits, or
(iii) Has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of a school.
A single act may constitute prohibited harassment if sufficiently severe.
PROHIBITED CONDUCT INCLUDES acts of bullying or harassment based on protected characteristics such as sex, religion, race/ethnicity, or disability.