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 of access to educational opportunities.

Bullying - JFCE