Bullying & Harassment Policy

Student safety is our top priority, and we take reports of bullying and cyberbullying very seriously. Our administrators respond to reports of bullying and cyberbullying in accordance to the Indiana Department of Education’s guidelines. Reports of bullying should be made consistent with Perry Township Schools Bullying Policy found below.

Safety and Bullying Hotline:
English- 317.789.3905
Spanish- 317.789.3926

Perry Township Schools Bullying Policy

Additionally, Perry Township Schools does not tolerate discrimination or harassment in its educational or work environments. Consistent with the policy below, any member of the school community is encouraged to report incidents of discrimination or harassment.

Perry Township Schools Anti-Harassment Policy

Students are encouraged to speak to Guidance counselors (Ms. Brunson, Mrs. Bennie, or Mr. Miller), Assistant Principals (Mr. Gaff or Mr. Wingert), or any school personnel regarding any student conflict issues.

Please call SMS about bullying at 317-789-4600

You can access and complete the bullying report Form below:

Bully Report Form- SMS

Resources on bullying and prevention

The following links provide information and legal policy on bullying:

Perry Township Schools Anti-Harassment Policy

Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook

Stopbullying.gov – A federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

PACERS- National Bullying Prevention Center- A complete resource website on bullying prevention, information, facts, and more

STOMP Out Bullying– The leading national bullying and cyber-bullying prevention organization for kids and teens

Bullying and Harassment

The MSD of Perry Township prohibits bullying as described in student discipline code IC 20-33-8-12. The discipline rules adopted by the governing body of a school corporation must apply when a student is; (1) on school grounds immediately before or during school hours, immediately after school hours or at any other time when the school is being used by a school group; (2) off school grounds at a school activity, function or event; (3) traveling to or from school or a school activity, function or event; (4) using property or equipment provided by the school. Bullying can be physical (hitting, kicking, shoving etc.) verbal (taunting, teasing, racial slurs or verbal harassment) or non verbal threatening (obscene gestures). Any of these behaviors occurring repeatedly fall into the category of bullying. Students should immediately report any bullying to a school employee.