Bullying Prevention and Intervention

Innovation Academy Charter School is committed to working with students, staff, families, law enforcement agencies, and the community to prevent issues of violence. IACS will not tolerate any unlawful or disruptive behavior, including any form of bullying, cyberbullying, or retaliation, in our school buildings, on school grounds, or in school-related activities.  We will investigate promptly all reports and complaints of bullying, cyberbullying, and retaliation, and take prompt action to end that behavior and restore the target’s sense of safety.  We will support this commitment in all aspects of our school community, including curricula, instructional programs, staff development, extracurricular activities, and parent or guardian involvement.”

In situations of suspected bullying or retaliation the Bullying Prevention and Intervention Incident Reporting Form  should be completed by either the target of the behavior, or another person who has witnessed or has knowledge of behavior that s/he believes meets the definition of bullying or retaliation. The form should be submitted to the Middle School Dean of Students, Federico Pereyra, or the High School Dean of Students, Stephanie Kelly, who will then begin an investigation. To read the full text of the IACS Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan, please refer to section IV of the Middle and High School “Student and Family Handbook” which can be accessed on this website.