Bullying and Harassment Prevention

    The Joshua Independent School District has established a comprehensive plan for the Safety and well being of all students, staff, and the community of Joshua. This plan is designed to be pro-active in helping to prevent bullying and harassment on our campuses through education, training and community involvement.   

    1.     JISD Policies and Procedures Addressing Bullying and Sexual Harassment:

    ·         Local Board Policy

    ü FFI (LOCAL)  Student Welfare Freedom from Bullying

    ü FFH (LOCAL)  Student Welfare Freedom from Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation

    ·         JISD Student Handbook/Student Code of Conduct

    2.     JISD Staff Training Addressing Bullying, Sensitivity, Sexual Harassment and Suicide Prevention:

    ·         Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) Anti-Bullying  Law Training Video

    ·         Bullying and Sexual Harassment Policies, Procedures and Guidelines are addressed in the following ways:

    ü JISD August Administrators Workshop

    ü Staff and Faculty Meetings

    ü August Campus Level Staff Development

    ü District/Campus Site-Based Committees

    3.     JISD Campus Level Prevention Strategies:

    ·         Rachel’s Challenge (Grades PK-8)

    ·         R.A.D.I.O.S (Grades 9-12)

    ·         JISD Elementary Schools (Grades PK-6)

    ü All elementary counselors provide classroom guidance lessons that address bullying, sensitivity and sexual harassment

    ü Morning announcements that provide strategies for bullying

    ü Student Assemblies

    ü Student Safety and Bullying Survey

    ·         JISD Secondary Schools (Grades 7-12)

    ü Student Assemblies

    ü Guidance Services

    ü Student Safety Committee (Grade 10-12)

    ü Student Led Assemblies

    ü Student Safety and Bullying Survey

    ü Freshman Orientation (Fish Camp) Activities

    4.     Parent and Community Involvement:

    ·         Host two parent meetings addressing sensitivity, bullying, and suicide prevention

    ·         JISD Website

    ü Parent and Community Resources

    ·         Parent Survey

    ü Each school will give a survey each March regarding school safety