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Effective September 1, 2017, Senate Bill 179, commonly known as “David’s Law,” expands the definition of “bullying” under the Texas Education Code and clarifies that the definition of bullying includes cyberbullying. The bill now gives the school the discretion to punish students for off-campus bullying that is delivered to school property or to the site of a school-sponsored or school-related activity; occurs on a publicly- or privately-owned school bus or vehicle being used to transport students; or is cyberbullying that interferes with a student’s educational opportunities or substantially disrupts the orderly operation of a classroom, school, or school-sponsored or school-related activity.
If a student believes he/she has been a victim of cyberbullying/bullying, or if a teacher or other school personnel have knowledge about an incident of cyberbullying/bullying, the information should be shared immediately with a campus administrator. Students or parents may contact the district to obtain an Student Complaint Form or (click here to download) that may be used to submit the complaint.
Students and parents may also use Leonard ISD’s The BullyBøx. The anonymous reporting tool is available as an application on each campus website as well as on the district website or installed as a free app on mobile devices. District and school administrators will receive a copy of the submitted bullying report and are responsible for responding to the tip, if sufficient information is provided. The BullyBøx ensures that Leonard ISD has a system in place for students and parents to report bullying and other safety concerns without fear of being identified. To access The BullyBøx, click HERE or go to:
The BullyBøx Reporting Passwords
Leonard High School - HSTigers
Leonard Junior High School - JHTigers
Leonard Intermediate School - ITigers
Leonard Elementary School - ELTigers
Please note, The BullyBøx is not a 24-hour crisis hotline and will only be monitored during school days and school hours. In case of an issue requiring immediate assistance, users are highly encouraged to call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
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