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Western Dubuque Community School District :: Student Services
Anti-Bullying and Harassment
Western Dubuque Community School District (WDCSD) is committed to providing all students with a safe and civil school environment in which all members of the school community are treated with dignity and respect.  To that end, the WDCSD School Board has in place policies, procedures and practices that are designed to reduce and eliminate bullying and harassment as well as processes and procedures to deal with incidents of bullying and harassment.  Bullying and harassment of students by other students, by school employees, and by volunteers who have direct contact with students will not be tolerated in the school or school district.
 
Individuals who feel that they have been harassed should:
 
  • Communicate to the harasser that the individual expects the behavior to stop, if the individual is comfortable doing so.  If the individual wants assistance communicating with the harasser, the individual should ask a teacher, counselor or principal to help.
  • If the harassment does not stop, the individual should:
    • Tell a teacher, counselor or principal; and
    • Write down exactly what happened, keep a copy and give another copy to the teacher, counselor or principal including;
    • What, when and where it happened;
      • Who was involved;
      • Exactly what was said or what the harasser did;
      • Witnesses to the harassment;
      • What the student said or did, either at the time or later;
      • How the student felt; and
      • How the harasser responded.

Any individual who believes they have been harassed or bullied should follow the district complaint procedures, and the complaint will be investigated.

 

For additional questions, please contact your building principal or Tina M. Brestrup, Director of Students Services at 563-744-3885 x6010 or tina.brestrup@wdbqschools.org.

 

    Links
 
Education.com - School Bullying Website
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Non-Discrimination Policy Statement: It is the policy of the Western Dubuque County Community School District not to illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district´s Equity Coordinator,
Tina Brestrup, Director of Student Services, 310 4th Street SW, Farley, Iowa 52046, 563-744-3885 x 6010, tina.brestrup@wdbqschools.org.