JCSC Harassment/Bullying Policy
It is the policy of Jennings County School Corporation to maintain a learning and working environment that is free from harassment.
It shall be a violation of this policy for any employee or student of Jennings County School Corporation to harass another employee or student through unwelcome conduct or communications relative to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, handicapping condition, marital status, or sexual preference. This policy also applies to non- employee volunteers who work subject to the control of school authorities.
This rule applies when a student is on school grounds immediately before, during or after school hours or at a time when the school is being used by a school group; off school grounds at a school activity, function or event; traveling to or from school for a school activity, function, or event, or using property or equipment provided by the school (example: use of school- owned computer to bully/harass someone via email of the internet). Bullying is considered to be severe misconduct and will be dealt with accordingly. Principals will determine appropriate disciplinary actions for the bullying up to expulsion from school.
Cyber-bullying or online bullying is a term used to refer to bullying over electronic media, usually through instant messaging and e-mail. Other terms for cyber-bullying are electronic bullying, electronic harassment, e-bullying, mobile bullying, online bullying, digital bullying, or internet bullying.
JCSC considers cyber-bullying to be the use of any electronic communications device to convey a message in any form (text, image, audio or video) that is lewd, vulgar, defames, intimidates, harasses or is otherwise intended to harm, insult or humiliate another in a deliberate, repeated, hostile or unwanted manner under a person’s false or true identity. In addition, any communication of this form which disrupts or prevents a safe and positive educational
|The following individuals serve as "Anti-Harassment Compliance Officers" for the corporation.|