Report & Stop Bullying
The Owasso Public Schools’ student conduct code prohibits bullying. In policy 5.13, 70 O.S. §24-100.3(c) of the School Safety and Bullying Prevention Act defines the term bullying,” as including, but not limited to a pattern of harassment, intimidation, threatening behavior, physical acts, verbal or electronic communication, directed toward a student or group of students that results in or is reasonably perceived as being done with the intent to cause negative educational or physical results for the targeted individual or group and is communicated in such a way as to disrupt or interfere with the school's educational mission or the education of any student that a reasonable person should recognize will:
Harm another student;
Damage another student’s property;
Place another student in reasonable fear or harm to the student’s property, or
Insult demean any student or group of students in such a way as to disrupt or interfere with the school’s educational mission or the education of a student.
If you suspect that a student has been bullied at school, please fill out the OPS Report and Stop Bullying form.
Each school site will have a designated school administrator and alternate to investigate bullying reports.
An assigned investigator will notify the parents of the student who was a target of bullying within two (2) school days that a bullying report has been received. Within two (2) school days of the conclusion of the investigation, the investigator will provide the parents of the student who was a target of bullying with the results of the investigation and any community resources deemed appropriate to the situation.
If the report of bullying is substantiated, within two (2) school days of the conclusion of the investigation, the investigator will contact the parents of the bully to discuss disciplinary action and any community resources deemed appropriate to the situation.
If the parent of the student who was determined to be the bully or the victim of bullying believes the investigation procedures were not followed, they can appeal to the district office. This should be completed through an email or phone call within two (2) days of the conclusion of the investigation.
The timelines in this parental notification section may be reasonably extended if individual circumstances warrant such an extension.