At the Jordan School District - safety, tolerance, and respect are important behaviors in our schools. We expect it of all students and staff. On this site, we have provided a specific "Bullying Incident Report Form" for each school. Use the appropriate school form if you feel like you have experienced bullying as defined in the policy below or if you have a general incident of concern to report.
 

DEFINITION OF BULLYING POLICY -  JORDAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS ISD #717

For purposes of this policy, the definitions included in this section apply.
 
A.        “Bullying” means intimidating, threatening, abusive, or harming conduct that is objectively offensive and:
  1. an actual or perceived imbalance of power exists between the student engaging in the prohibited conduct and the target of the prohibited conduct, and the conduct is repeated or forms a pattern; or
  2.  materially and substantially interferes with a student’s educational opportunities or performance or ability to participate in school functions or activities or receive school benefits, services, or privileges.
The term, “bullying,” specifically includes cyberbullying as defined in this policy. 
 
B.        “Cyberbullying” means bullying using technology or other electronic communication, including, but not limited to, a transfer of a sign, signal, writing, image, sound, or data, including a post on a social network Internet website or forum, transmitted through a computer, cell phone, or other electronic device.  The term applies to prohibited conduct which occurs on school premises, on school district property, at school functions or activities, on school transportation, or on school computers, networks, forums, and mailing lists, or off school premises to the extent that it substantially and materially disrupts student learning or the school environment.
 
Note:  To view the complete policy regarding bullying, please view the School Board webpage, click on Policies, Click on the 500 series, and find Policy 514 entitled Bullying Prohibition Policy. Quicklink found here.