Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination

In and out of school, bullying and harassment are unfortunate realities of the world we live in. As a School District, we are committed to working together with students, parents, staff and community members to support students, create safe learning environments, and eliminate instances of bullying and harassment. We encourage this collaboration and believe that it will only strengthen our ability to face these challenges head-on.

The Dubuque Community School District and District’s Board of Education do not tolerate any acts of bullying and harassment, including harassment based on disability and the other categories outlined in the Iowa code 280.28.

As a District, we continue to take proactive steps to implement bullying and harassment prevention programs, to create a culture of support and responsibility, and to have systems in place to deal appropriately with reports of bullying and harassment.

Anyone who believes they have been subjected to bullying, harassment or a hostile environment should report it to the District using the established grievance procedure. The District is committed to objectively investigating the report in a prompt manner.

The District’s Anti-Harassment and Bullying policy, Anti-Discrimination Policy, grievance protocol and complaint form can be found on our website by clicking the following links:

Anti-Harassment and Bullying Policy (PDF)
Including full policy (#1001) administrative guidelines, grievance protocol and complaint form

Anti-Discrimination Policy (PDF)
Including administrative guidelines (#1005), grievance protocol and complaint form

Complainant Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination Incident Report Form (PDF)

While there is no one action that will prevent bullying and harassment, the staff in the Dubuque Community School District strives to always put students first. We firmly believe in proactively creating an environment that supports students and is most conducive to learning.

Thank you for your continued support of our work and for the role you play in helping put a stop to bullying and harassment. The power to end all forms of violence in our society will be realized in our ability to act together.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Mimi Holesinger
Director of Behavior and Learning Supports
mholesinger@dbqschools.org