Definition of Bullying

  • Bully Free Engaging in written or verbal expression, expression through electronic means or physical conduct that occurs on school property, at a school-sponsored or school-related activity, or in a vehicle operated by the district and that:

     

    1. has the effect or 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, AND pervasive enough that the action or threat creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for a student.

LEISD Bullying Resources

  • All Little Elm ISD Campuses work diligently to provide a safe and secure environment for our students. We offer annual training so that our administrators, teachers, and support staff can recognize the signs and symptoms of bullying. Our counselors offer counseling options for anyone connected with incidents of bullying, whether it is a person being bullied, the perpetrator or bystanders.

     

    Each campus has reporting systems in place that include both anonymous and personal reporting options. Each campus has a bully prevention committee made up of teachers, administrators, counselors and parent and student representatives. That committee evaluates the needs of the campus and prepares a plan that includes awareness education, development of clear and consistent consequences, and protocols for investigating complaints in a timely manner. Plans are reviewed at the end of each year and updated as needed so that prevention and intervention strategies are as effective as possible.

     

    Our recommendation is that you report the incident to an administrator at the campus involved. Your information is critical to helping the campus investigate the problem, improve supervision, and deal with cases of persistent misbehavior appropriately. All incidents of bullying reported to campuses are thoroughly investigated by campus administration.  If it is determined that bullying has occurred, disciplinary measures will be taken on campus.  Additionally all parties involved will be referred to the school counselor who will work to identify factors that have influenced the student behavior, his/her ability to cope and a willingness to take action or change.  Students develop a Plan of Action with the Counselor and follow-up is provided.

     

    To report bullying at elementary and secondary campuses,  please download the Bullying Report Form here.

     

    Turn the completed report into your campus principal. To report anonymously, please click here to be redirected to our Anonymous Alerts page. Please include the name of the campus where the incident occurred so that we can follow up appropriately.