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Incident Reporting

Harassment, violence, discrimination or bullying report form
The Huntsville Independent School District prohibits discrimination, including harassment, against any student on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by law.  The District prohibits dating violence, as defined by this policy. Retaliation against anyone involved in the complaint process is a violation of District policy and is prohibited.

If you or someone you know has experienced harassment, violence, discrimination, or bullying at school or at any school-related event for any reason, you may make a report to have the incident(s) investigated by the district. Any student, parent/guardian, or district employee may complete this form and return it to any administrator, or counselor.

Alternatively, you may make a verbal or other written report to an administrator, or counselor. Any district employee who receives a completed report form or any other written or verbal report will immediately notify the complaint to the school principal or Title IX coordinator of the report, who will designate the person to investigate and resolve the report pursuant to the district's policies and federal and state laws.

The district will not disclose the identity of any individual who makes a report, except to the district personnel designated to investigate the report or as required by law. Retaliation against any individual who makes a report or who participates or assists in an investigation of harassment, violence, discrimination, or bullying is strictly prohibited.

Use the online form below to submit your report. Please provide as much information as possible when filling out the forms. All requested information is optional.

If you have any questions before submitting your report, please contact the HISD Deputy Superintendent's office at 936-435-6300 or 441 FM 2821 East, Huntsville, TX  77320. 
 
 

Per Huntsville Independent School District (HISD) Policy FFF & FFI - Safe and Respectful Learning Environment, the HISD Incident Reporter Website was developed to facilitate accessibility for individuals to report incidents. Once an incident is submitted via this website link below, an email is generated to the school's administration notifying them of the report. Reports may be submitted anonymously. A hyperlink was provided for all HISD schools to facilitate the reporting process.

 

The HISD “Incident Reporter” website is not monitored during weekends, holidays or after school hours.

 

Incident Reporter form CLICK HERE

 

HISD Policies Pertaining to Bullying

FFF: STUDENT WELFARE STUDENT SAFETY (LEGAL)

FFI: STUDENT WELFARE FREEDOM FROM BULLYING (LOCAL) (LEGAL)

FFH: STUDENT WELFARE FREEDOM FROM DISCRIMINATION, HARASSMENT, AND RETALIATION (LOCAL) (LEGAL)

"Bullying” has the meaning provided by Education Code 37.0832. [See FFI]  
 
Bullying occurs when a student or group of students engages in written or verbal expression, expression through electronic means, or physical conduct that occurs on school property, at a school-sponsored or school-related activity, or in a vehicle operated by the District and that: 1. Has the effect or will have the effect of physically harming a student, damaging a student’s property, or placing a student in reasonable fear of harm to the student’s person or of damage to the student’s property; or 2. Is sufficiently severe, persistent, and pervasive enough that the action or threat creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for a student. This conduct is considered bullying if it: 1. Exploits an imbalance of power between the student perpetrator and the student victim through written or verbal expression or physical conduct; and 2. Interferes with a student’s education or substantially disrupts the operation of a school.
 

“Harassment” means threatening to cause harm or bodily injury to another student, engaging in sexually intimidating conduct, causing physical damage to the property of another student, subjecting another student to physical confinement or restraint, or maliciously taking any action that substantially harms another student’s physical or emotional health or safety.

“Hit list” means a list of people targeted to be harmed using a firearm, as defined by Penal Code 46.01(3) [see FNCG]; a knife, as defined by Penal Code 46.01(7) (any bladed hand instrument that is capable of inflicting serious bodily injury or death by cutting or stabbing a person with the instrument); or any other object to be used with intent to cause bodily harm.

Other Helpful Resources

Anti-Defamation League (ADL): “No Place for Hate”
ADL’s mission is to combat anti-Semitism, prejudice, and hate in our community and to bring awareness to its citizens. “No Place for Hate” helps to educate on how to reduce bullying/cyberbullying and all forms of harassment.

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Bullying Surveillance among Youths: Uniform Definitions for Public Health and Recommended Data Elements Version 1.0 | Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
This CDC publication contains a standardized definition of bullying, factors when gathering data on bullying using the standardized definition, recommended data elements for bullying, and federal government resources on bullying.

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Cyberbullying Research Center
Directed by Sameer Hinduja at Florida Atlantic University and Justin Patchin at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, the Cyberbullying Research Center offers information regarding cyberbullying among adolescents.

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Eyes on Bullying
Parents and caregivers both need tools and guidance to help keep children safe. The Eyes on Bullying website provides a comprehensive toolkit for identifying the early symptoms of bullying and providing support for parents and caregiving staff and the goal of bullying prevention.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation – Safe Online Surfing (FBI – SOS)
The FBI Safe Online Surfing (FBI-SOS) program is a nationwide initiative to educate children about the dangers they face on the internet to help prevent crimes against children. It promotes cyber citizenship among students by engaging them in a fun, age-appropriate, online program where they learn how to safe and responsible using the internet. The program emphasizes the importance of cyber safety such as password security, smart surfing habits, safeguarding personal information.

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Josh Stevens Foundation
The Josh Stevens Foundation partners with schools, businesses and youth organizations to spread awareness about recognizing and celebrating heartfelt kind act.

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KnowBullying App | SAMHSA
Research shows that parents and caregivers who devote at least 15 minutes a day talking with their child can lay the groundwork for a strong relationship and help prevent bullying. KnowBullying has simple conversation starters to begin a dialogue with your child. The app also features bullying prevention tips, bullying warning signs, reminders to talk with your child, social media options, and a section for educators.

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800-273-8255
No matter what problems you are dealing with, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline wants to help you.

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Operation Respect
Operations Respect seeks to assure each child and youth a respectful, safe, and compassionate climate of learning where their academic, social, and emotional development can take place free of bullying, ridicule, and violence.

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PACER Center’s National Bullying Prevention Center
PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center was established in 2006. Complete with resources for students, parents, educators, and others, PACER recognizes bullying as a serious community topic that can impact education, the physical and emotional health, as well as the safety and well-being of students. The website includes videos, toolkits, posters, and handouts.

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Relationships between Bullying School Climate and Student Risk Behaviors | School Psychology
This study examined whether feature of a positive school climate were associated with lower student risk behavior. The study found that a positive school climate could be a significant protective factor in preventing student risk behavior.

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Stop Bullying
In partnership with the Department of Education and the Department of Justice, the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services oversees http://www.stopbullying.gov. It contains the webpages “What is Bullying, Cyberbullying, Who is at Risk, Preventing Bullying, and Responding to Bullying.” In addition, the website contains a section on the state bullying prevention policies, laws, and resources for parents, educators, communities, and students.

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Stop Bullying Now
According to Stop Bullying Now, individuals can decrease bullying and we can aid children and teens who have been bullied.

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Welcoming Schools
A project of the Human Rights Foundation. Welcoming Schools, a project of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation offers a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, inclusive method to address family diversity, gender stereotyping, bullying, and name-calling in K-5 learning settings.

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