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Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying

Sexual Harassment / Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB)

Schools are meant to be safe and inclusive environments where all students are protected from Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying (HIB), including in the classroom, on the school bus, in school sports, and during other school activities. This section defines HIB, explains what to do when you see or experience it, and our school’s process for responding to it.

What is HIB?

  • HIB is any intentional electronic, written, verbal, or physical act of a student that:
  • Physically harms another student or damages their property;
  • Has the effect of greatly interfering with another student’s education; or,
  • Is so severe, persistent, or significant that it creates an intimidating or threatening education environment for other students.

HIB generally involves an observed or perceived power imbalance and is repeated multiple times or is highly likely to be repeated. HIB is not allowed, by law, in our schools.

Who Else Can Help With HIB or Discrimination Concerns?

Our School is Gender-Inclusive

In Washington, all students have the right to be treated consistent with their gender identity at school. Our school will:

  • Address students by their requested name and pronouns, with or without a legal name change
  • Change a student’s gender designation and have their gender accurately reflected in school records
  • Allow students to use restrooms and locker rooms that align with their gender identity
  • Allow students to participate in sports, physical education courses, field trips, and overnight trips in accordance with their gender identity
  • Keep health and education information confidential and private
  • Allow students to wear clothing that reflects their gender identity and apply dress codes without regard to a student’s gender or perceived gender
  • Protect students from teasing, bullying, or harassment based on their gender or gender identity

Visit Board Docs to review the district’s Gender-Inclusive Schools Policy 3211 and Regulation 3211R.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Gender-Inclusive Schools Coordinator:

Dr. Gordon Brobbey, Director of Cultural Competency, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, 302 2nd St. SE, Puyallup, WA 98372,, 253-840-8863)

For concerns about discrimination or discriminatory harassment based on gender identity or gender expression, please see the information above on page.

Report It!

The Vector Alert Tip Reporting System allows you to quickly, easily, and anonymously report safety concerns to school officials 24/7/365.

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The toll-free number is 1-855-782-0798


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