Bullying

Kennedy School Counselors are available to speak with students and/or parent/guardian regarding any issues with bullying. Any student and/or parent/guardian may stay anonymous. Middle school years for students are a transitional process from childhood to young adulthood. Every day should be a learning process and some students mature quicker than others. Each student has the right to learn and reflect on their own behaviors. Kennedy staff is dedicated to promoting each student to respect themselves, respect others, and strive for excellence.
Treat others as you would like to be treated!
Southington Board Policy

Bullying is defined as any overt acts by a student or group of students directed against another student with the intent to ridicule, harass, humiliate, or intimidate the other student while on school grounds, at a school sponsored activity, or on a school bus, such acts are committed more than once against any student during the school year.

Bullying behavior by any student in the Southington Public Schools is strictly prohibited, and such conduct may result in disciplinary action, including suspension and/or expulsion from school. Students and parents may file verbal or written complaints concerning suspected bullying behavior, and students shall be permitted to anonymously report acts of bullying to teachers, school counselors, staff, and administrators.

Any report of suspected bullying behavior will be promptly reviewed. If acts of bullying are verified, prompt disciplinary action may be taken against the perpetrator, consistent with his/her right of due process. Board Policy and Regulation #5130 sets forth this prohibition and the related procedures in detail, and are available to students and their parents/guardians upon request.

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