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Bullying Prevention

The Medical Lake School District provides annual training on bullying prevention to all staff each year. Bullying allegations are taken very seriously. Students will be disciplined for harassing, intimidating, or bullying (HIB). Disciplinary actions range from conferences and peer mediation to suspension or expulsion, depending upon severity.
How to Report Bullying
If your student reports bullying at home, contact the school principal immediately. The principal will make sure there is an investigation and appropriate corrective action when necessary. 
If you need to take further action ~ 
Please fill out the HIB Reporting Form and return it to your child's school office. This will start a formal process which is outlined in Policy 3207 and Procedure 3207P
District HIB Contact
Matt Ziegenfuss
What is Bullying?

Washington State law defines harassment, intimidation, or bullying as any intentionally written message or image - including those that are electronically transmitted - verbal, or physical act, including but not limited to one shown to be motivated by race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, including gender expression or identity, mental or physical disability, or other distinguishing characteristics, when an act:

  • Physically harms a student or damages the student’s property.
  • Has the effect of substantially interfering with a student’s education.
  • Is so severe, persistent or pervasive that it creates an intimidating or threatening educational environment.
  • Has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school. 
  • Schools are required to take action if students report they are being bullied.
Additional HIB Resources
Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has a School Safety Center website with a lot of great resources.
The United States government has a website called Stop Bullying which also have free resources, webinars and videos.