Bullying is a serious national problem and one that the Turner Unified School District takes seriously. The board of education, in its commitment to provide a positive and productive learning and working environment for its students and staff in accordance with state law, prohibits bullying in any form by any student, staff member, or parent towards a student or a staff member. This includes bullying by electronic means, on or while using school property, in a school vehicle, or at a school-sponsored activity or event.
Kansas Definition of Bullying
(A) Any intentional gesture or any intentional written, verbal, electronic or physical act or threat by any student, staff member, or parent towards a student or by any student, staff member parent towards a staff member that is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive that such gesture, act or threat that creates an intimidating, threatening or abusive educational environment that a reasonable person, under the circumstances, knows or should know will have the effect of:
(i) Harming a student or staff member, whether physically or mentally;
(ii) Damaging a student's or staff member's property;
(iii) Placing a student or staff member in reasonable fear of harm to the student or staff member; or
(iv) Placing a student or staff member in reasonable fear of damage to the student's or staff member's property;
(B) cyber bullying; or
(C) any other form of intimidation or harassment prohibited by the board of education of the school district in policies concerning bullying adopted pursuant to this section or subsections (e) of K.S.A 72-8205, and amendments thereto.