>definition of bully and harassment – a letter to the superintendent

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Mr NAME REDACTED
Thank you for speaking with me.  We need to speak further regarding
this matter.

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This is the http://www.dictionary.com definition of harassment.
ha·rass·ment
 [huh-ras-muhnt, har-uhs-muhnt] Show IPA
noun
the act or an instance of harassing,  or disturbing, pestering, or
troubling repeatedly; persecution: She sued her boss for sexual
harassment.

This is the http://dictionary.com definition of bullying.
bul·ly
1  [bool-ee] Show IPA noun, plural -lies, verb, -lied, -ly·ing,
adjective, interjection
noun
1.
a blustering, quarrelsome, overbearing person who habitually badgers
and intimidates smaller or weaker people.

As I said during our brief discussion this afternoon, we have
disagreed on verbiage before.

this is the ND Century Code.

SECTION 1. A new section to chapter 15.1-19 of the North Dakota Century Code
is created and enacted as follows:
Bullying – Definition.
As used in this Act:
1. “Bullying” means:
a. Conduct that occurs in a public school, on school district premises, in a
district owned or leased schoolbus or school vehicle, or at any public
school or school district sanctioned or sponsored activity or event and
which:
(1) Is so severe, pervasive, or objectively offensive that it substantially
interferes with the student’s educational opportunities;
(2) Places the student in actual and reasonable fear of harm;
(3) Places the student in actual and reasonable fear of damage to
property of the student; or
(4) Substantially disrupts the orderly operation of the public school; or
b. Conduct that is received by a student while the student is in a public
school, on school district premises, in a district owned or leased schoolbus
or school vehicle, or at any public school or school district sanctioned or
sponsored activity or event and which:
(1) Is so severe, pervasive, or objectively offensive that it substantially
interferes with the student’s educational opportunities;
(2) Places the student in actual and reasonable fear of harm;
(3) Places the student in actual and reasonable fear of damage to
property of the student; or
(4) Substantially disrupts the orderly operation of the public school.
2. “Conduct” includes the use of technology or other electronic media.

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If my daughters are so upset about the way these young ladies like
NAME REDACTED (sp) are treating them, that it causes an interference
in their basic right to an education, how does that not fall within
the realm of bullying?  This is not a matter that I am taking lightly.
 This is not a matter that the school should be taking lightly.  If it
is happening to my girls, I guarantee you that it is happening to
others.  The fact that you recognize NAME REDACTED attitude,
personality and treatment of faculty and students, and don’t do
anything to remedy the issue tells me that the district don’t take the
matter seriously.

What is the next step?  As I said, we need to have a conversation
regarding this topic.  It needs to involve the community, and it needs
to start before May.

What is the next step?  Will the school address the bullying that my
daughters are experiencing or won’t it?  Inaction is a response.

I need to know that you received this message.   Please respond that
you at least received it. If necessary I will do an open records
request regarding any email sent from myself to the school district to
determine that you did in fact receive this email.

Thank you


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