The Sioux Falls School District is committed to maintaining a constructive, safe school climate that is conducive to student learning and fostering an environment in which all students are treated with respect and dignity.

Persistent bullying can severely inhibit a student’s ability to learn and may have lasting negative effects on a student’s life. The bullying of students by students or third parties is strictly prohibited and shall not be tolerated.

Bullying consists of unwanted, repeated physical, verbal, non-verbal, written, electronic or any conduct directed toward a student(s) that involves an imbalance of power and is severe and objectively offensive that it:

has the purpose of creating or resulting in an intimidating, hostile or offensive academic environment, or

has the purpose or effect of substantially or unreasonably interfering with a student’s academic performance which deprives the student access to educational opportunities.

    

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