Harassment, Intimidation or Bullying Statement
In accordance with Board Policy 3207 and Procedure 3207P, La Center School District is committed to providing a safe and civil educational environment. Students, employees, volunteers, and patrons are entitled to be free of harassment, intimidation, or bullying. These actions are defined in RCW 28A.640.010 and 28A.642.010 as any written, verbal, or physical act which:
- Physically harms a student or damages the student’s property;
- Substantially interferes with a student’s education;
- Is so severe, persistent or pervasive that it creates an intimidating or threatening educational environment; or
- Has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school.
False reports or retaliation for harassment, intimidation, or bullying are also considered violations of this policy.
Any student, parent/guardian or community member may report incidents verbally or in writing to any staff member. HIB Reporting Forms are found on the district website under District Policies and Procedures (3207F) or are available in the school office. All complaints will be thoroughly investigated following the procedures outlined in 3207P.
The district’s HIB Compliance Officer is Lauri Landerholm, La Center Middle School Principal, (360) 263-2136, 700 E. 4th St., La Center, WA 98629.
HIB Reporting Form (pdf)