Anti-Bullying/Anti-Harassment Complaint (Students)

  • If you, as a student, or your child believes they are being bullyed or harassed, please contact your school administration to file a complaint as soon as possible.  If you have any questions, please contact Laura Gray, Director of Diversity & Cultural Responsiveness, by email at gray.laura@iowacityschools.org or by phone at (319) 688-1011.

    According to Iowa Safe Schools and the Department of Education,

    Bullying/ Harassment is "Any electronic, written, verbal, or physical act or conduct toward a student based on the individual's actual or perceived age, color, creed, national origin, race, religion, marital status, sex, sexual oriention, gender identity, physical attributes, physical or mental ability or disability, ancestry, political party, preference, political belief, socio-economic status, or familial status,  and which creates and objectively hostile school environment that meets one or more of the following conditions:

    1) Places the student in reasonable fear or harm to to the person or their property
    2) Has substantial detrimental effect on the student's physical or mental health
    3) Has the effect of substantially interfering with a student's academic performance
    4) Has the effect of substantially interfering with the student's ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities or privileges provided by a school"
     
    Conflict is not Bullying.

    Conflict is "A disagreement or antagonism between two or more people.  All parties involved have some responsibility in the encounter.   It is not bullying when two or more kids with no perceived power imbalance fight, have and argument, or disagree."