Policy on Bullying
The Beaufort County School District encourages all students and staff to foster an environment of mutual respect to enhance the learning environment. In this sense, students should not engage in harassment, which will result in disciplinary action.
BCSD prohibits bullying, including repeated, unwelcome and offensive slurs, jokes, or other oral, written, graphic, or physical actions related to an individual's race, color, religion, national origin, or disability that harms another student's physical or emotional health or safety.
According to BCSD's Student Code of Conduct, reports of bullying shall be made as soon as possible after the alleged act or knowledge of the alleged act so that the District's ability to investigate and address is not impaired.
The Beaufort County School District is committed to ensuring that all students have a safe learning environment. The safety and well-being of our students are of utmost importance to all of us. At BCSD, we seek to prevent bullying through proactive interventions and strategies. Educators are responsible for preventing and addressing bullying. We encourage students and families to report bullying to their school administrators.
How to Report Alleged Bullying Conduct
Reports of bullying shall be made as soon as possible after the alleged act or knowledge of the alleged act so that the District's ability to investigate and address is not impaired.
- If you are a student, report any alleged bullying to a teacher, counselor, or principal.
- Talk to a school administrator about the situation if you are a parent.
- After the school administration receives the report, the principal or designee will start an investigation by:
- reducing the oral statement/report to a written form
- completing a full investigation within 10 District business days from the reporting date.
- Preparing a final written report which contains a determination of whether bullying occurred and the appropriate disciplinary or corrective action.
- If an incident of bullying is confirmed, notify parents of bullying incidents involving their child.
You may also anonymously report alleged bullying using the See Something, Say Something, Report It form.