Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying
As a parent or family member, we understand you may have a concern, question or comment about district or school procedures. Here is our process to report and resolve concerns.
Step 1: Contact the School
We believe most concerns can be resolved at the school level. The first step to address your concern is to contact your school. Here is a list of contact information for our schools:
Step 2: Contact the District
If you feel your concern is unresolved after talking with your school, please contact Elizabeth Mills at the district office at 360-691-7717.
Elizabeth Mills is our District Compliance Officer. She works with families and schools to resolve concerns, explain district policies and procedures, and ensure that families and schools are successfully partnering for student success.
The Granite Falls School District recognizes that bullying is a widespread and persistent problem that can happen anywhere despite education and prevention efforts. We ask you to partner with us to address this problem and to ensure that our schools are safe and positive places for growing and learning.
It is the policy of the Granite Falls School District committed to maintaining a safe and civil educational environment for all students, staff, volunteers, contractors, vendors or board members free from harassment, intimidation, and bullying. Individuals will not be harassed because of their race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, including gender expression or identity, mental or physical disability, or other distinguishing characteristics. This means any image or message (written, electronic or verbal) or physical act that is intended to harm or intimidate and has the effect to substantially interfere with a student's education or create an intimidating or threatening educational environment, or substantially disrupts the orderly operation of the school. Harassment, intimidation, and bullying in any form are unacceptable and are against District policy and state and federal law. Students who engage in such activity on school grounds or off-campus, and disrupts school operations or the learning environment, shall be subject to school disciplinary action and possible criminal prosecution. Any student who believes he or she has been the target of harassment, intimidation, or bullying is strongly encouraged to report incidents verbally or in writing to a parent, guardian, staff member or trusted adult. The student, parent, or other adult, should notify school officials as soon as possible and complete an incident report form. The District's Compliance Officer, Elizabeth Mills or designee, can be reached at 360.691.7717.
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The Granite Falls School District Board of Directors, administrators, and staff are committed to creating a positive and safe learning environment for all students. To ensure such an environment, the School District requires and models mutual respect, proper behavior, openness, and fairness.
HIB Summary Information
Policy 3207: Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying
Informal Interview Report Form
Formal Report Form
What can you do (as parents)? - Stopbullying.gov
HIB Intervention Tip Sheet - OSPI Safety Center
HIB Comparison Chart - Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying are closely related, they are not the same. This chart helps differentiate one from another.