Safeguarding the members of our school communities—our students and staff members—is of the utmost importance to us. This anonymous reporting form was created to provide another tool for our awareness of factors that impact our safe, secure, and respectful learning environments. Use this form to report specific concerns about the following:
- mental health
- safety or security
Bullying includes aggressive or hostile behavior that is intentional and involves an imbalance of power between the bully and the bullied. It is typically repeated over time.
Bullying takes many forms, including, but not limited to, physical or verbal assaults, nonverbal or emotional threats or intimidation, social exclusion and isolation, extortion, and the use of a computer or telecommunications to send embarrassing, slanderous, threatening, or intimidating messages. Bullying is a form of victimization and is not necessarily a result of or part of an ongoing conflict. Bullying can also be characterized by teasing, put-downs, name-calling, cruel rumors, false accusations, and hazing.
The Mequon-Thiensville School District takes allegations of bullying seriously and will respond promptly to complaints and allegations of bully. (Board Policy #5516)
Harassment may take many forms, including verbal acts and name-calling; graphic and written statements, which may include use of cell phones or the Internet; or other conduct that may be physically threatening, harmful, or humiliating. Harassment does not have to include intent to harm, be directed at a specific target, or involve repeated incidents. Harassment creates a hostile environment when the conduct is suffciently severe, pervasive, or persistent so as to interfere with or limit a student's ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or opportunities offered by a school. When such harassment is based on race, color, national origin, sex, or disability, it violates the Civil Rights laws.
The Mequon-Thiensville School District takes allegations of harassment seriously and will respond promptly to complaints and allegations of harassment.