The Carrollton-Farmers Branch School District defines bullying as the following:
Written or verbal expression, including electronic communication, or physical conduct that occurs on school property, at a school-sponsored or school-related activity, or in a vehicle operated by the District that exploits an imbalance of power and interferes with a student’s education or substantially disrupts the operation of a school, and either
- 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 damage to the student’s property; or
- is sufficiently severe enough that the action or threat creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for a student.
Staff are trained annually on Bullying Prevention, Intervention, and Reporting Procedures. In addition, the district has implemented the following prevention programs:
Negotiate builds upon principles of R-Time. The 15-20 minute weekly sessions focus on “Real Life” and “Real World” situations and is conducted in all Carrollton-Farmers Branch Middle Schools. The program is based on the principle that by placing students in a well defined and supportive situation, they will develop inter-personal skills and positive relationships. Negotiate allows students to develop and express opinions regarding challenging issues, fosters and develops relationships with a wide range of fellow students, exposes students to a wide range of viewpoints, and helps to develop a climate of respect. For more information about the Negotiate program, please visit: www.rtime.info/usa/negotiate.php
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