District compliance officer:
Phone: (360) 426-8437
Policies and Procedures relating to Harassment, Intimidation or Bullying
The Southside School District strives to provide students with optimal conditions for learning by
maintaining a school environment where everyone is treated with respect and no one is physically
or emotionally harmed.
In order to ensure respect and prevent harm, it is a violation of district policy for a student to be
harassed, intimidated, or bullied by others in the school community, at school sponsored events, or
when such actions create a substantial disruption to the educational process. The school community
includes all students, school employees, school board members, contractors, unpaid volunteers,
families, patrons, and other visitors. Student(s) will not be harassed because of their race, color,
religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity,
mental or physical disability, or other distinguishing characteristics.
Any school staff who observes, overhears, or otherwise witnesses harassment, intimidation, or bullying or to whom such actions have been reported must take prompt and appropriate action to stop
the harassment, intimidation, or bullying, and to prevent its reoccurrence.