Bullying is prohibited by the district and could include hazing, threats, taunting, teasing, assault, demands for money, confinement, destruction of property, theft of valued possessions, name-calling, rumor-spreading, and ostracism. In some cases, bullying can occur through electronic methods, called “cyberbullying.”
If a student believes that he or she has experienced bullying or has witnessed bullying of another student, it is important for the student or parent to notify a teacher, counselor, principal, or another district employee as soon as possible. The administration will investigate any allegations of bullying and will take appropriate disciplinary action if an investigation indicates that bullying has occurred. Disciplinary or other action may be taken even if the conduct did not rise to the level of bullying.
In accordance with HB 1942 and Board Policy FFI (LOCAL), campus administrators will conduct an appropriate investigation based on bullying allegations. Absent of extenuating circumstances, the investigation should be completed within 10 District business days. The campus administration shall prepare a written report of the investigation, which should includes a determination of whether or not bullying occurred. A copy should be sent to the superintendent or designee.
Frenship ISD has an online reporting process that can be accessed by clicking the button at the top of this page. This report can be anonymous, but all reports will be investigated by District personnel.