Kent City Community Schools
Student Bullying Issues
Bullying vs. Mean/Rude Behavior
When someone says or does something intentionally or unintentionally hurtful once, that's rude and mean; it is not bullying. Also, it is not bullying when two peers with no perceived power imbalance fight, have an argument, or disagree. Conflict resolution or mediation is appropriate for these situations.
When someone does something intentionally hurtful and mean that is repeated and involves an imbalance of power; that is bullying. Bullying is a form of harassment that can happen anyone. Bullying may be physical (pushing, kicking, etc.), verbal (insults, threats, etc.) emotional or psychological (spreading rumors, manipulating others, etc.), or cyber (using the internet or a cell phone).
Programs Implemented at Kent City Middle/High School
• National Guard
• Victim Proof (http://victimproof.org/home/ )
• Character Education Program
• Kent County Sheriff
• ABC Program - Network 180 (MS & HS)
Kent City Community Schools Board Policy on Bullying
Click here for a link to our board policy on bullying and other aggressive behavior towards students. http://www.neola.com/kentccs-mi/ (Once you are on the site, search for 5517.01)
Bullying Incident Report Form
Please turn in completed forms in the main office at the appropriate school building. Click Here to download the form.