District Safe School Climate Plan
The Bethel Board of Education is committed to creating and maintaining a physically,
emotionally, and intellectually safe educational environment free from bullying, teen dating
violence, harassment, and discrimination. To further foster safe, engaging learning
environments in every District school, a District Safe School Climate Committee was established
in June 2010.
The District Safe School Climate Plan represents a comprehensive approach to
address bullying, teen dating violence, and cyberbullying, as well as “mean behavior,” and sets
forth the Board’s expectations for creating a positive school climate and thus preventing,
intervening, and responding to incidents of bullying, harassment, or mean behavior.
The District Safe School Climate Plan can be accessed here.
Definition of Bullying
“Bullying” means the repeated use by one or more students of a written, verbal,
or electronic communication, such as cyberbullying, or a physical act or gesture
by one or more students repeatedly directed at or referring to another student
attending school in the same district that:
1. causes physical or emotional harm to such student or damage to such
2. places such student in reasonable fear of harm to himself or herself, or of
damage to his or her property;
3. creates a hostile environment at school for such student;
4. infringes on the rights of such student at school; or
5. substantially disrupts the education process or the orderly operation of
Sexual Harrassment Information:
SEXUAL HARASSMENT IS PROHIBITED based on Federal Law - Title IX of
the Education Amendments of 1972, and State Law – Sec. 10-15c. Harassment - based on sexual orientation is also protected under State Law – Sec. 10-15c.
Harassment is Illegal
Complaint Form- Sexual Harrassment
Bethel Student Data Privacy Policies: