Bullying Policy

Avon Public Schools take a serious stand against bullying of any kind, verbal, physical, written, and cyber bullying. The Avon District Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan in accordance with Anti Bullying Law H4571/S2323 addresses bullying, cyber bullying, and retaliation and is available on the Avon Public School’s District web site.

The full Avon Public School Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan can be found here.

 

BULLYING, in summary:

Avon Middle High School takes a serious stand against bullying of any kind, verbal, physical, written, and cyber bullying. The Avon District Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan, in accordance with Anti Bullying Law H4571/S2323, addresses bullying, cyber bullying, and retaliation and is available on the Avon Public School’s District web site.

  • All staff will be educated regarding what constitutes bullying and how to recognize it in any form.
  • All staff will be expected to report suspected bullying to administration.
  • All students will be educated about bullying and will be encouraged to report when they observe bullying or when they feel they have been a victim of bullying.
  • The school will provide counseling strategies and procedures for creating safety plans for victims.
  • The school will investigate and document all reports of bullying and reports of retaliation resulting from bullying and notify the parents of any student involved in the investigation.
  • If an investigation results in a determination of bullying, appropriate school discipline will be applied up to and including a 10-day out-of-school suspension or possible expulsion.
  • An intentional false report of bullying may result in school discipline for the student making the report. The Assistant Principal may assign detention or suspension from school not to exceed 10 days.
  • The school will notify Avon Police if administration suspects any criminal aspect to the bullying i.e. physical assault, civil rights violation.

(taken from the AMHS Parent/Student Handbook 2015-2016, pg. 10)