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Bullying

The APS Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan is a key component of the district’s strategic priorities, which are derived from the Vision and Mission for the Arlington Public Schools. Our Vision focuses on being “an equitable educational community where all learners feel a sense of belonging, experience growth and joy.”  Our Mission focuses on valuing diverse identities and ways of learning. Our Strategic Priorities lead us to providing professional development and curriculum integration for bullying prevention and intervention.
 
The Arlington Public Schools has organized groups at each level, as well as several subcommittees that take on Bullying Prevention assessments and strategies throughout the community. Examples of these include Administration, Teachers, School-based Advisory Committees, the Parent Forum Committee, The Youth Risk Behavior Committee and more.
 
Teachers report and intervene in incidences of bullying as well as implement anti-bullying and social-emotional learning curriculum.  District administrators track investigations of allegations, document incidences of bullying, respond and intervene to keep targets safe, and ensure support services for both targets and aggressors. When required, police are contacted to participate in investigative procedures in instances where criminal/harassment charges may apply. 
 
Please see the following links to learn more about our bullying plan and policy, or to report an incident: