Bullying/Cyberbullying

The Armona Union Elementary School District is committed to providing a safe and hostile-free learning and work environment for students and employees, in their ability to respectively access the curriculum and teach. The District takes a strong position against bullying or any behavior that infringes or negatively impacts the safety and well-being of students and employees and will take all necessary actions to stop it.

Bullying is part of a continuum of inappropriate conduct that may result in discrimination, harassment, and intimidation, and as such, violate District policies. Under California law, bullying is defined as any severe or pervasive, physical, or verbal act or conduct, including written/electronic communications, committed by a pupil(s), that has, or can be reasonably predicted to have, the effect of one or more of the following:

  1. Reasonable fear of harm to person or property.
  2. Substantially detrimental effect on physical or mental health.
  3. Substantial interference with academic performance.
  4. Substantial interference with the individual’s ability to participate in, or benefit from, the programs or services provided by the District.

Students and parents are strongly encouraged to report bullying to school administrators, counselors, faculty, or staff members. District employees are obligated to report bullying and follow appropriate reporting guidelines. The District prohibits retaliation against anyone who reports, participates in, or files a complaint of bullying.

Sprigeo

Sprigeo is our online bullying reporting system. You can submit a report anonymously or with your name and a school site official will receive your report and get back to you if needed.