The Clark County School District is dedicated to promoting the safety, wellbeing, and success of all students. The goal of providing resources to families about bullying, cyberbullying, and/or discrimination based on race is to empower students and adults with information to help them understand what bullying, cyberbullying, and/or discrimination based on race is, who is affected by it, and what can be done to prevent it.
CCSD is committed to providing a safe, secure, and respectful learning environment for all students and employees in all District facilities and school-sponsored events. CCSD takes a strong stance against bullying, cyberbullying, and/or discrimination based on race. Under NRS 388.122, “bullying” means written, verbal or electronic expressions or physical acts or gestures, or any combination thereof, that are directed at a person or group of persons, or a single severe and willful act or expression that is directed at a person or group of persons. (See CCSD Policy 5137 for the full definition of bullying.) Under NRS 388.123, “cyberbullying” means bullying through the use of electronic communication. The term includes the use of electronic communication to transmit or distribute a sexual image of a minor.
Under Assembly Bill 371, “discrimination based on race” means any single or repeated or pervasive act or acts, whether targeted to a specific person or targeted in general to any person’s demographic, regarding the race, color, culture, religion, language, ethnicity or national origin of a person that causes harm or creates a hostile work or learning environment, which may include, without limitation, jokes, threats, physical altercations or intimidation; and that occurs in person, online or in any other setting including, without limitation, in a course of distance education. A student who is a “substantiated” victim of bullying, cyberbullying, and/or discrimination based on race may be reassigned to another public school at the parent/guardian’s request.
This requirement does not supersede the District’s ability to discipline offenders in accordance with CCSD regulations.
To report or discuss bullying, cyberbullying, and/or discrimination based on race at your child’s school, please contact your school principal/administrator, or visit either safevoicenv.org or Say No To Bullying.