Harassment, Intimidation or Bullying
Our schools are committed to a safe and civil educational environment for all students, employees, volunteers and patrons, free from harassment, intimidation, or bullying.
In accordance with District Policy 3207, all reports of bullying, harassment, and/or intimidation will be taken seriously and investigated.
If a student feels that they have been subjected to harassment, intimidation, or bullying, the student should report the incident immediately to a staff member.
At any time, a student or their parent/guardian may submit a formal complaint regarding harassment, intimidation, or bullying using District Form 3207.
District Form 3207 can be downloaded at this website.
Formal complaints are submitted to the building principal.
The District Compliance Officer for District Policy 3207 is:
Dr. Peter Finch, Assistant Superintendent for Learning and Teaching
West Valley School District #208 (West Valley--Yakima), 8902 Zier Road, Yakima, WA 98908
phone (509) 972-6007
Harassment, intimidation or bullying can take many forms including, but not limited to, slurs, rumors, jokes, innuendoes, demeaning comments, drawings, cartoons, pranks, gestures, physical attacks, threats or other written, oral, physical or electronically transmitted messages or images.
District Policy 3207 is not intended to prohibit expression of religious, philosophical, or political views, provided that the expression does not substantially disrupt the educational environment. Many behaviors that do not rise to the level of harassment, intimidation or bullying may still be prohibited by other district policies or building, classroom or program rules.
The District’s prohibition of harassment, intimidation, and bullying shall apply:
- On school District property at any time;
- Off school District property at any school activity, function, or event;
- Off school District property if the actions of the student materially or substantially effect the education process and/or student attendance at school.