Bullying Protocols and Policies
The Bellflower Unified School District believes that all students have the right to attend school in a safe learning environment. The Bellflower Unified School District will not tolerate behaviors that may compromise the safety of students. A student shall not intimidate or harass another student through words or actions. Such behavior includes direct physical contact, verbal assaults and/or social isolation or manipulation.
The Bellflower Unified School District expects students and/or staff to immediately report incidents of bullying to the principal or designee. Any complaint will be immediately investigated. Staffs are expected to immediately intervene if they see any incident of bullying occurring.
To ensure bullying does not occur on school campuses, the Bellflower Unified School District will provide professional development regarding bullying prevention in order to ensure a safe learning environment.
This policy applies to students on school grounds, while traveling to and from school or at any school-sponsored activity whether on or off grounds. Students who bully are in violation of this policy and are subject to disciplinary actions up to and including expulsion.
Safe Place to Learn Act
EC§ 234 and 234.1 - Safe Place to Learn Act – The Bellflower Unified School District is committed to maintaining a learning environment that is free from discrimination, harassment, violence, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived characteristics set forth in Section 422.55 of the Penal Code and EC 220, and disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. All school personnel who witness an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying must take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so. Any student who engages in acts of discrimination, harassment, violence, intimidation, or bullying related to school activity or school attendance occurring within a school of the school district may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion.