Board Policies

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5415 - Bullying Prevention Policy

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Adoption Date: 07/06/2015

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One of the guiding principles of the Omaha Public Schools is safe, healthy, and engaged students.

The administration and staff are to implement strategies and practices to reinforce and support a positive school culture. This will encourage students to engage in positive behaviors including: empathy, cooperation, teamwork, problem solving and self-control.

The administration and staff are to implement strategies and practices to identify and prevent inappropriate behaviors by all students, including bullying prevention education for all students. Inappropriate behaviors include bullying, intimidation, and harassment. Bullying means any ongoing pattern of physical, verbal, or electronic abuse on school grounds, in a vehicle owned, leased, or contracted by the school being used for a school purpose by a school employee or designee, or at school sponsored activities or school-sponsored athletic events.

The school district shall review the bullying prevention policy annually.

Legal Reference:
Neb. Rev. Stat. 79-2137

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