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Bullying has made national and local headlines as several high-profile events have brought this issue into the spotlight. We in La Porte ISD take bullying very seriously since it negatively affects our students.
 
Unfortunately, bullying affects millions of students on a daily basis. Sometimes people dismiss bullying as just a normal part of growing up; however, bullying is harmful and can result in students being afraid.
 
La Porte ISD is not immune to bullying. Administrators and staff are working together to provide a safe environment for all students. We do need your help. We ask parents to talk to their children to help them understand the negative impact of bullying and how to prevent it. Please let them know how important it is to tell you or another adult if he/she is being bullied. We also ask that parents share with their children that you will not tolerate it if they bully another person.
 
If you see signs of bullying or have questions, please contact your child’s school counselor so that steps can be taken to eliminate bullying on campus or at after school activities.
 
Our priority is your child’s safety and well-being so that he/she can have the best possible educational experience.
 
Parent Resources Concerning Bullying:
 
 
 
Parent Resources Targeting Cyberbullying:
 
 
 
Definition of Bullying
 
Bullying is defined by state law as engaging in written or verbal expression, expression through electronic means, or physical conduct that occurs on school property, at a school-sponsored or school-related activity, or in a vehicle operated by the district and that:
 
(1) Has the effect or will have the effect of physically harming a student, damaging a student's property, or placing a student in reasonable fear of harm to the student's person or of damage to the student's property; or
 
(2) Is sufficiently severe, persistent and pervasive enough that the action or threat creates an intimidating, threatening or abusive educational environment for a student.
 
[Act of June 17, 2011, 82th Leg., R.S., H.B. 1942, § 7 (to be codified at Texas Education Code § 37.0832)]
 
Conduct is considered bullying if it (1) exploits an imbalance of power between the student perpetrator and the student victim through written or verbal expression or physical conduct; and (2) interferes with a student's education or substantially disrupts the operation of a school.
 
[Act of June 17, 2011, 82th Leg., R.S., H.B. 1942, § 7 (to be codified at Texas Education Code § 37.0832)]