According to experts in the field, bullying in general is the exploitation of a less powerful person by an individual taking unfair advantage of that person, which is repeated over time, and which inflicts a negative effect on the victim.
Students are encouraged to inform school personnel if they are the victim of or a witness to acts of harassment, intimidation, or bullying. Reports may be made anonymously. However, no formal disciplinary action shall be taken solely on the basis of an anonymous report.
A Note from the Principals: Principals, counselors and teachers will always take reports of bullying seriously and will investigate and address all situations. We want all of our students to feel happy, confident and safe. We have ways for students to report bullying (toward themselves or others) - see below.
Bullying Information, Reporting Procedures, and MPS Board Policy
Bullying means any pattern of harassment, intimidation, threatening behavior, or physical act, directed toward a student or group of students that results in or is reasonably perceived as being done with the intent to cause negative educational or physical results for the targeted individual or group and is communicated in such a way as to disrupt or interfere with the school’s educational mission or the education of any student.
How to Report
There are three ways to report bullying.
A student may report bullying to a teacher, counselor, or school administrator
A student may anonymously report bullying by picking up a bullying reporting form their teacher, the Office or the Library and it may be turned in to the reporting box located in the Library or in the 4th Grade Hallway.
An online form is also available here.
Once submitted and received, the investigation process will begin. Keep in mind, this process can only be as thorough as the information provided.
MPS Board Policy- #5110
To review our school district’s policy on bullying, you can view our policies and procedures here:
The Policies and Procedures of Mustang Public Schools The policy addressing bullying is #5110.