The Board believes that bullying, including cyberbullying, is detrimental to student well-being, learning, and achievement. It interferes with the mission of the schools to educate students and disrupts school operations. Bullying affects not only students who are targets, but also those who participate in and witness such behavior.”
Bullying, including “cyberbullying,” is not acceptable conduct in South Portland Schools and is prohibited. Retaliation for the reporting of incidents of such behavior is also prohibited.
It is not the Board’s intent to prohibit students from expressing their ideas, including religious, political and philosophical views that may offend the sensibilities of others, or from engaging in civil debate. However, the Board does not condone and will take action in response to conduct that directly interferes with students’ rights at school under applicable laws or with the educational mission, operations, discipline or general welfare of the schools.