BAMS is committed to providing a safe, positive learning environment for all students. BAMS recognizes that bullying creates an atmosphere of fear and intimidation, detracts from the safe environment necessary for student learning, and may lead to more serious violence.
Bullying means an intentional electronic, written, verbal or physical act or series of acts directed at another student or students, which occurs in a school setting, or during any school related/sponsored activity, that is severe, persistent or pervasive and has the effect of doing any of the following:
- Substantial interference with a student’s education
- Creation of a threatening environment
- Substantial disruption of the orderly operation of the school
Bullying, as defined in this policy, includes cyberbullying.
BAMS encourages students who have been bullied to promptly report such incidents to the classroom teacher, guidance counselor, building principal or any member of the faculty/staff.
Each student shall be responsible to respect the rights of others and to ensure an atmosphere free from bullying.
A student who violates this policy shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action consistent with the Code of Student Conduct, which may include:
- Counseling within the school
- Parental conference
- Loss of school privileges
- Transfer to another school building, classroom or school bus
- Exclusion from school-sponsored activities
- Counseling/Therapy outside of school
- Referral to law enforcement officials