The Berkeley Unified School District is committed to providing a safe and hostile-free learning and work environment for students and employees, in their ability to respectively access the curriculum and teach. The District takes a strong position against bullying or any behavior that infringes or negatively impacts the safety and well-being of students and employees and will take all necessary actions to stop it.
Bullying is part of a continuum of inappropriate conduct that may result in discrimination, harassment, and intimidation, and as such, violate District policies. Under California law, bullying is defined as any severe or pervasive, physical, or verbal act or conduct, including written/electronic communications, committed by a pupil(s), that has, or can be reasonably predicted to have, the effect of one or more of the following:
- Reasonable fear of harm to person or property.
- Substantially detrimental effect on physical or mental health.
- Substantial interference with academic performance.
- Substantial interference with the individual’s ability to participate in, or benefit from, the programs or services provided by the District.
Students and parents are strongly encouraged to report bullying to school administrators, counselors, faculty, or staff members. District employees are obligated to report bullying and follow appropriate reporting guidelines. The District prohibits retaliation against anyone who reports, participates in, or files a complaint of bullying.
Anti-Bullying Board Policy 5131.2
Anti-Bullying Administrative Regulation 5131.2
For inquiries or complaints related to discrimination, harassment, bullying or intimidation of students, based on actual or perceived protected characteristics, contact your Principal, Civil Rights Manager, or:
District Title IX Coordinator/Compliance Officer
Berkeley Unified School District
2020 Bonar Street, Room 117, Berkeley CA 94702
Phone: (510) 486-9338 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org