Dublin Unified School District's board policy, BP 5131, recognizes the harmful effects of bullying on student learning and school attendance. Our priority is to provide a safe school environment that protects students from physical and emotional harm. If you feel your child is being bullied we provide you this road map to assist you with any bullying issue.
    California Department of Education defines school bullying as:                     
    ~ Bullying is exposing a person to abusive actions repeatedly over time. Being aware of children's teasing and acknowledging injured feelings are always important. However, it becomes a bullying concern when harmful or aggressive behavior toward an individual or group appear to be unprovoked, and usually repeated. 
    ~ Bullying is a form of violence. It involves a real or perceived imbalance of power, with the more powerful child or group attacking those who are less powerful. Bullying may be physical (hitting kicking spitting, pushing), verbal (taunting, malicious teasing, name calling, threatening), or emotional (spreading rumors, manipulating social relationships, extorting, or intimidating). Bullying can occur face-to-face or in the online world.
    ~ Bullying is one or more acts by a pupil or group of pupils directed against another pupil that constitutes sexual harassment, hate violence, severe or pervasive intentional harassment, threats or intimidation that is disruptive, causes disorder, and invades the rights of others by creating an intimidating or hostile environment and includes acts that are committed personally or by means of an electronic act as defined.
    ~ An "electronic bullying" is defined as transmission of a communication, including, but not limited to a message, text, sound, or image by means of an electronic device, including but not limited to a telephone, wireless telephone or other wireless communication device, computer or paper.
    If you feel that your child is experiencing any of the actions defined as bullying as defined by the California Board of Education:
     Electronic Bullying  Name Calling
     Being Threatened   Objects of Rumors
     Hitting  Kicking
     Spitting  Pushing
     Taunting  Malicious Teasing
     Social Relationships being manipulated  Extortion

    Dublin Unified School District is using the WeTip program to encourage anonymous reporting if your child (or any other) is being bullied in any way.

    WeTip provides a hotline number which anyone can call if they have information about bullying, cyberbullying, theft, vandalism, or other crimes that have been committed on one of our schools or the community. All callers to WeTip remain anonymous. 

     If you have information please call WeTip at 1-800 732-7463 You can also submit anonymously online at: http://www.wetip.com

    If you feel you need to contact your school site leader: 

       checkmark   Elementary School  
    Amador Elementary - Holly Scroggins
    Cottonwood Creek  - Lori Ventura
    Dougherty Elementary - Joy Inouye-Scarpinato
    Dublin Elementary  - Lauren McGovern
    Frederiksen Elementary -Claire Mognaga
    Green Elementary -
    Kolb Elementary - Clara Lee
    Murray Elementary - Meghan Boriskin
      checkmark   Middle School 
    Cottonwood Creek - Lori Ventura
    Fallon Middle School - Ken Rocha
    Wells Middle School - Mark Neal
       checkmark   High School
    Dublin High School - Maureen Byrne
    Valley High School - Robert Slauson

    Fill out online "Anonymous
    Tips" form.
            Go to the website of your child's school and click on the Anonymous Bullying Tip Form link in the gray Quicklinks area.
    If you have any questions, please contact Tess Johnson, Student Services Director
    Ph: 925 828 2551 ext 8035
    Email: johnsontess@dublinusd.org

    Additional support when issues arise:

    Resources for Youth in Crisis (compiled by ConnectSafely)
    Cyberbullying Research Center

    Abuse report pages:

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