Addressing Bullying and Harassment

As a community, we value creating welcoming environments where the uniqueness of each person is honored and valued, recognizing that we all come from many different circumstances and cultures.  With that in mind, we work to ensure schools are safe, respectful, caring environments for children and adults.

The Duluth School Board adopted our Bullying Prohibition Policy based on the foundation of MSBA and MDE Model policies and after involving our community to develop meaningful compliance with the state's Safe Schools Act. Teachers and staff receive training to prevent, identify and respond to bullying. Students are actively involved in organizing awareness campaigns.

Bullying is Intimidating, threatening, abusive, or harming conduct that is objectively offensive and:
*Includes an actual or perceived imbalance of power between the students involved; or
*The conduct is repeated or forms a pattern; or
*Materially and substantially interferes with a student’s educational opportunities or performance or ability to participate in school functions or activities or receive school benefits, services, or privileges.

Harassment is harmful comments or behavior, regardless of intent, toward someone because of and as it relates to their membership or perceived membership in a protected group. Protected groups are defined by state and federal law and include but are not limited to; sexual orientation, religion, race, national origin, color, sex, age, and disability. 

Bullying Behavior: Prevent, Prepare, Respond, Recover
Report Bullying and Harassment