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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 STOPit tool. STOPit is an anonymous reporting tool that 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. STOPit 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 STOPit, click HERE or go to:
or click below to access the free app for iPhones:
or click below to access the free app for Android devices:
Leonard High School - LHSTigers
Leonard Junior High School - LJHTigers
Leonard Intermediate School - LISTigers
Leonard Elementary School - LESTigers
STOPit 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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