Bullying Is A Serious Thing.

Anti-Bullying Policy 5.9: The School Board of Broward County has one of the nation's most comprehensive Anti-Bullying policies.

Policy 5.9 adopted on July 22, 2008, was designed to help ensure all students can feel safe and respected while attending school.

The District's Anti-Bullying Policy specifically prohibits bullying of or by any District student or employee, with consequences for those acts that meet the definition of bullying as defined in the policy.

The policy defines "Bullying" as systematically and chronically inflicting physical hurt or psychological distress on one or more students or employees.

To be determined to be bullying, the behavior must be all three:

  • R: Repeated (more than once)
  • I: Imbalance of Power (involve or be characterized by)
  • P: Purposeful (intent to do harm)

The policy sets forth guidelines for the identification and reporting of bullying as well as a timeline for the investigation and appeals process.

The Anti-Bullying Policy was developed by a District task force, which included the essential components of community and parental involvement.

For more information and to utilize or view related tools to the policy please see below.

Dating Violence