Anti-Bullying Policy at MMSD (Student Policy)
The Madison Metropolitan School District strives to provide an environment where every student feels safe, respected and welcomed and where every staff member can serve students in an atmosphere that is free from significant disruptions and obstacles that impede learning and performance. Bullying can have a harmful social, physical, psychological and/or academic impact on students who are the targets of bullying behaviors, students who engage in bullying behaviors, and bystanders that observe acts of bullying. The School District does not allow bullying behavior toward or by students, school employees or volunteers on school/District grounds, at school/District-sponsored activities or in transportation to and from school or school/District-sponsored activities.
What is Bullying?
Bullying is the intentional action by an individual or group of individuals to inflict physical, emotional or mental harm or suffering on another individual or group of individuals when there is an imbalance of real or perceived power.
For the bullying policy that applies to staff, please see Board Policy 8013 (Personnel policy) addressing staff bullying.
- What can I do if my child is being bullied at school?
- If my child is being bullied outside of school and/or cyber-bullied via computer or cell phone, what is the school’s responsibility?
- When I verbally report an act of bullying or submit a “Bullying/Harassment Reporting Form” what follow-up communication can I expect from my student’s school?
- If I am not satisfied with the results of the bullying investigation, what steps can I take?
Reporting Student Bullying Behavior
"Students, parents or guardians, and other persons are encouraged to make a verbal or written report regarding conduct they consider to be bullying."
- MMSD Policy 4150
A verbal report can be made to any school staff. A written report can be made using these forms
Phone: (608) 843-3597
Fax: (608) 204-0349
If you have questions regarding MMSD’s Anti-Bullying or Harassment Policies, contact the Title IX Investigator at 663-1530 or the Coordinator of Progressive Discipline at 663-1908.