For bullying prevention to work, everyone needs to be involved. That means we need help from parents, guardians, coaches, and community members too! Encourage children to help create welcoming environments at their schools and in their community by being kind and inclusive. Make sure your child knows to tell someone at school if he or she is being bullied and give your child the clear message that it is never okay to bully others. Thank you to our PUSD Students for creating the video below during the 2016-17 school year.
The District is committed to maintaining a learning and working environment that is free from bullying. Our Board Policies and procedures are reflective of the "Safe Place to Learn Act" (EC 234.1) as well the new legislation as outlined by Seth's Law.
Please review Board Policy 5131.2 for more information about Pleasanton Unified's Bullying Policy. Part of the policy is copied below.
The Governing Board recognizes the harmful effects of bullying on student learning and school attendance and desires to provide safe school environments that protect students from physical and emotional harm. District employees shall establish student safety as a high priority and shall not tolerate bullying of any student.
No student or group of students shall, through physical, written, verbal, or other means, harass, sexually harass, threaten, intimidate, cyberbully, cause bodily injury to, or commit hate violence against any other student or school personnel.
Cyberbullying includes the transmission of harassing communications, direct threats, or other harmful texts, sounds, or images on the internet, social media, or other technologies using a telephone, computer, or any wireless communication device. Cyberbullying also includes breaking into another person's electronic account and assuming that person's identity in order to damage that person's reputation.