The District prohibits bullying on school property, at school-sponsored or school-related activities, or in any vehicle operated by the District. Bullying may occur through verbal or written expression, expression through electronic means, or physical conduct. Cyberbullying is defined as bullying arising from a pattern of acts or a single significant act that is done through the use of any electronic communication device. Examples include cell phones, computers, cameras, email, instant messaging, or text messaging.
Bullying is not tolerated by the District and any student or parent of a student who believes that the student or another student has experienced bullying or that a student has engaged in bullying is encouraged to immediately report the incident. Retaliation against anyone involved in the complaint process is a violation of District policy and is prohibited. Anonymous avenues for reporting bullying are available on each campus.
Students or parents may report an alleged incident of bullying, orally or in writing, to a teacher, counselor, principal or other District employee. We encourage you to communicate with our designated campus administrator during this time. The administration will investigate any allegations of bullying or other related misconduct.
More information about the District's bullying policy FFI (LOCAL) can be found in the Student Handbook or posted in Policy On Line at www.ogisd.net on the right hand side of the District home page. As a result of recent legislation, the District’s bullying policy will updated in the near future.