Bullying & Crisis Management Policy
Crisis Management Policy
A primary responsibility of public schools is to provide a safe and secure environment for students, employees and the public. A standard of reasonable care under the doctrine of in loco parentis compels our district to establish clearly defined policies and procedures for responding to crisis. The Trustees of the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board believe it is necessary to have a comprehensive plan to deal with crisis.
A school crisis is defined as an event that threatens the safety and security of staff or students, is likely to escalate in intensity, interfere with normal functioning of the school, involve the media, interfere with learning, and/or jeopardize the school's image. It is the policy of the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Schools to respond quickly and effectively to crisis in our schools by:
- Developing, implementing and periodically updating a district crisis management plan. This plan will establish a District Crisis Management Plan, provision for safe building environments and procedures, and communication with the media.
- Development of building crisis management plans to include training for all personnel.
- Crisis management procedures will be reviewed annually by all personnel.
Each crisis plan will include the following:
- PREVENTION procedures and educational programs designed to avoid, when possible, crisis events at school
- INTERVENTION procedures to prepare students and district personnel to manage and respond appropriately to crisis events
- POSTVENTION Post-crisis procedures to help students and staff get through the pain and trauma of the crisis, learn from the crisis, and return to a normal, productive educational environment as quickly as possible
EA Bullying Policy
Sweetwater County School District #2 supports a secure school climate, conducive to teaching and learning that is free from threat, harassment and any type of bullying behavior.
Bullying is defined as any written or verbal expression, physical act or gesture, or a pattern thereof; that is intended to cause distress upon one or more students in the school environment including school buildings, grounds, vehicles, bus stops, or any school sponsored event.
Any student who engages in any act of bullying is subject to appropriate disciplinary action including suspension, expulsion and referral to law enforcement authorities. (See SWCSD #2 policy JFB)