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.
Little Elm ISD Anti-Bullying Policy and Investigation Procedures: Little Elm ISD Policy prohibits the bullying of a student. Policy also prohibits retaliation against any person, including a victim, a witness, or another person, who in good faith provides information concerning an incident of bullying.
“Bullying" means 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:
- 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
- Is sufficiently severe, persistent, and pervasive enough that the action or threat creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for a student.
This conduct is considered bullying if it:
- Exploits an imbalance of power between the student perpetrator and the student victim through written or verbal expression or physical conduct; and
- Interferes with a student’s education or substantially disrupts the operation of a school. CISD Policy [FFI(Legal)]
Examples of Bullying
Physical – harming someone’s body in any way, taking someone’s possessions, or damaging someone’s possessions in any way.
Emotional – harming someone’s self worth by verbal and nonverbal communication. This includes, but is not limited to, teasing, name calling, insulting, intimidating, threatening, making gestures, staring/“mugging”, or eye rolling.
Social – Harming another person’s group acceptance through gossip, rumors, trying to ruin their reputation, arranging public humiliation, excluding others, getting others to exclude others, or interfering in someone’s making or keeping friends in any way.
Electronic /Cyberbullying – Harming someone through the use of text messages, phone calls, emails, Twitter, Facebook, My Space, photos, or by any other electronic means.
Student/Parent Reporting Procedures
1) Offline (in person) a. Students can report to their teacher (in person or written) or other staff members in the building. b. Students can report directly to the Assistant Principal or Counselor.
This exact procedure varies from campus to campus, but school officials do make students aware of the process. Most campuses have a “Bullying Incident Report” (might have another name) form. These can usually be found in the administrator’s or counselor’s office.
2) On line by downloading, filling out, and submitting the Bullying/Harassment Report Form Bullying/Harassment Report Form
3) Anonymously at https://www.anonymousalerts.com/littleelmisd/