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Bully STOP

Global Concepts holds a zero tolerance policy in regards to bullying and harassment of students. In efforts to make Global the safest school environment possible and in order to stay in compliance with the Dignity for All Act, all reports of bullying made to staff members and administration will be investigated. If found to be true, they are subject to disciplinary actions up to and including suspension and expulsion from school.

New York State's Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act) seeks to provide the State's public elementary and secondary school students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function. The original legislation amended State Education Law by creating a new Article 2 Dignity for All Students. The Dignity Act also amended Section 801-a of New York State Education Law regarding instruction in civility, citizenship, and character education by expanding the concepts of tolerance, respect for others and dignity to include: an awareness and sensitivity in the relations of people, including but not limited to, different races, weights, national origins, ethnic groups, religions, religious practices, mental or physical abilities, sexual orientations, gender identity, and sexes. The Dignity Act further amended Section 2801 of the Education Law by requiring Boards of Education to include language addressing The Dignity Act in their codes of conduct.

Additionally, under the Dignity Act, schools will be responsible for collecting and reporting data regarding material incidents of discrimination and harassment.

Definitions of Bullying:

Physical Bullying Poking, pushing, hitting, kicking, beating up of a student

Verbal Bullying Yelling, teasing, name -calling, insulting, threatening to harm another student

Indirect/relational Bullying and Harassment ignoring, excluding, spreading rumors, telling lies, getting others to hurt someone else.

Cyber Bullying Intentional intimidation and/or harassment of a person by use of a web-based or electronic device; including but not limited to "My Space" "Facebook", "Twitter", cell phones, & iPods.

The act of discrimination, harassment or bullying based on one's religion, sexual orientation, race,national origin, disability, gender, sex or any other aggressive behavior by employees or students intentionally directed to harm others is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated at Global Concept Charter High School. We are committed to creating an inclusive, safe, supportive learning environment wherein all students are provided with the opportunity to reach their full potential. Therefore, it is imperative that we insure the safety of all students and staff by adopting and enforcing and zero tolerance / anti-bullying procedures and consequences here at Global Concepts Chapter High School.

 

Verbal and Relational Bullying; Harassment/Cyber Bullying

1st Offense: Student will receive a verbal warning along with a phone call home referring to meet with the principal and be referred to the school counselor for further counseling

2nd Offense: If a second offense occurs, Parent(s) guardians will be contacted by phone to set up a meeting with the principal & counselor to inform them about their child's behavior, as well as being provided with some anti-bullying reading material.

3rd Offense Parent(s) guardians will be contacted by phone and brought in for a meeting with the principal to be inform about their child's behavior and that he or she may have to serve of in- school suspension or out of school suspension.

4th Offense: If a fourth and final offense was to occur, Parent(s)/ guardians will be contacted by phone to schedule a meeting with the principal and school counselor to discuss their child's behavior. This offense carries the consequence of out-of- school suspension and possible expulsion.

Physical Bullying: Poking and pushing will carry a lesser consequence or penalty
1
st Offense: Poking and Pushing Student will receive a verbal warning and a referral to meet

with the school counselor

2nd Offense Parent(s) guardians will be contacted by phone to inform about their child's behavior and that he or she will have to serve in-school suspension

3rd Offense: If a third and final offense was to occur, Parent(s)/ guardians will be contacted by phone to schedule a meeting with the principal and school counselor to discuss their child's behavior. This offense carries the consequence of out- of- school suspension.

Physical Bullying: There is zero tolerance for hitting, kicking, and beating up of a student

1st Offense: Parent(s)/ guardians will be contacted by phone to schedule a meeting with theprincipal and school counselor to discuss their child's behavior. Student will receive out-of- school suspension

2nd Offense: Parent(s)/ guardians will be contacted by phone to schedule a meeting with theprincipal and school counselor to discuss their child's behavior. Student will receive a (3) or more days out-of- school suspension

3rd Offense: a third and final offense was to occur, Parent(s)/ guardians will be contacted by phone and scheduled to attend a Superintendent's/ President's hearing with regards to their child's behavior. This offense carries the consequence of (5) day out-of- school suspension and possible expulsion.

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All reports of bully incidents will be taken seriously.