BPS Bullying & Intervention Policy

Bullying Prevention and Intervention Policy

The Burlington Public Schools will endeavor to maintain a learning and working environment free of bullying, including without limitation, cyberbullying. The Burlington School Committee and all of the Burlington Public Schools shall not tolerate bullying.

The Burlington Public Schools adopted the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (Department) Model Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan required under M.G.L. c. 71, § 37O.   

This plan applies to students and members of the school staff, including, but not limited to educators, administrators, school nurses, cafeteria workers, custodians, bus drivers, athletic coaches, advisors to an extracurricular activity and paraprofessionals.

Reporting bullying or retaliation

Reports of bullying or retaliation may be made by staff, students, parents or guardians, or others, and may be oral or written. Oral reports made by or to a staff member shall be recorded in writing. A school or district staff member is required to report immediately to the principal or designee any instance of bullying or retaliation the staff member becomes aware of or witnesses. Reports made by students, parents or guardians, or other individuals who are not school or district staff members, may be made anonymously. The Burlington Public Schools has made available to all members of the school community an Incident Reporting Form, Appendix A of the District Policy on Bullying Prevention and Intervention.

For more information on the district’s bullying prevention and intervention efforts, contact your school’s Principal. The complete district policy can also be accessed utilizing the link below:

Complete District Policy on Bullying Prevention and Intervention

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