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Bullying and Harassment

The Ephrata School District is committed to a safe and civil educational environment for all students, employees, parents/legal guardians, volunteers and community members that is free from harassment, intimidation bullying or cyber-bullying.

Harassment, intimidation, bullying and cyber-bullying, are prohibited. False reports or retaliation for harassment, intimidation, bullying, or cyber-bullying also constitute violations of District policy. Discipline will be initiated when any 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; or
  • Has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school.