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Bassett Unified Bullying Prevention Initiative

Welcome to Bassett Unified School District's Bullying Prevention Initiative, which fosters a safe and supportive learning environment for all students. Our commitment to preventing and addressing bullying aligns with the state requirements outlined in California Education Code Section 234.1.


What is Bullying?


Bullying involves repeated aggressive behavior intended to harm or intimidate others. This can manifest as physical, verbal, social, or online aggression, causing distress and creating an imbalance of power. Our school district is dedicated to fostering a culture where bullying is not tolerated.


Board Policy 5131.2: Bullying


The Board of Education recognizes the harmful effects of bullying on student learning and school attendance and desires to provide a safe school environment that protects students from physical and emotional harm. District employees shall establish student safety as a high priority and shall not tolerate bullying of any student.

No individual or group shall, through physical, written, verbal, or other means, harass, sexually harass, threaten, intimidate, retaliate, cyberbully, cause bodily injury to, or commit hate violence against any student or school personnel.

Cyberbullying includes the electronic creation or transmission of harassing communications, direct threats, or other harmful texts, sounds, or images as defined in Education Code 48900. Cyberbullying also includes breaking into another person's electronic account and assuming that person's identity in order to damage that person's reputation.

Strategies for addressing bullying in district schools shall be developed with the involvement of key stakeholders, including students, parents/guardians, and staff, and may be incorporated into the comprehensive safety plan, the local control and accountability plan, and other applicable district and school plans.


Bullying Prevention


To the extent possible, district schools shall focus on the prevention of bullying by establishing clear rules for student conduct and implementing strategies to promote a positive, collaborative school climate. Students shall be informed, through student handbooks and other appropriate means, of district and school rules related to bullying, mechanisms available for reporting incidents or threats, and the consequences for engaging in bullying.

As appropriate, the district shall provide students with instruction in the classroom or other educational settings that promotes social-emotional learning, effective communication and conflict resolution skills, character/values education, respect for cultural and individual differences, self-esteem development, assertiveness skills, and appropriate online behavior.

Reporting Bullying Incidents


If you witness or experience bullying, it is essential to report it as soon as possible. Our district encourages open communication and provides multiple avenues for reporting:

  1. Online Reporting Form: Complete the Notification of Harassment/Bullying form. You can download it using the link below or request a copy from your school site.

    Turn in the completed form to your school administrator or email it to [email protected]

  1. School Staff: Approach any staff member you trust, whether a teacher, counselor, or administrator.
If you have any questions, please contact the Student Services Department at (626) 931-3045

Investigation and Intervention Process

Upon receiving a report, our dedicated team investigates promptly and thoroughly. We are committed to taking appropriate actions to address and resolve each situation. Our intervention strategies may include counseling, conflict resolution, and disciplinary measures as necessary.


Support Services

Victims and individuals engaging in bullying behavior will receive appropriate support services. Our district emphasizes restorative practices and educational programs to promote a positive school climate.

Prevention Initiatives

Bassett Unified School District is proactive in preventing bullying through various initiatives:

  1. Educational Programs: Implementing age-appropriate programs that promote empathy, respect, and conflict resolution skills.
  2. Professional Development: Training our staff to recognize and address bullying effectively.
  3. Community Engagement: Involving parents, community members, and local organizations in creating a safe and inclusive school environment.


Parent and Guardian Resources

We believe that preventing and addressing bullying is a collaborative effort. This page offers valuable resources, tips, and guidance for parents and guardians to support their children and contribute to a positive school community.


Resources:  https://www.stopbullying.gov/resources/what-you-can-do


Warning Signs for Bullying: https://www.stopbullying.gov/bullying/warning-signs


Get Help Now


The problem

What you can do


There has been a crime, or someone is at immediate risk of harm.

Call 911


Someone is feeling hopeless, helpless, and thinking of suicide.

To talk to someone now:


Para ayuda en Español:


For deaf/hard of hearing:


  • Use your preferred relay service or dial 711, then 988

For Veterans:

Free and confidential support resources are available to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Legal Compliance

Our Bullying Intervention Program complies with all relevant state and federal laws, including the California Education Code and the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Together, we can create a safe and nurturing educational environment for every student. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Student Services Department at (626) 931-3045

Bassett Unified School District 

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