Anti-Bullying/Harassment/Discrimination Complaint Form

Anti-Bullying/Harassment/Discrimination Complaint Form

The Ottumwa Community School District believes that bullying, harassment, or intimidation is serious and will not be tolerated. In order for the district to take action the incident must be reported. The reporting of incidents is currently available to students at designated school locations and with any district employee. Many of the incidents are reported at home to parents and these are never documented with the school district.

Harassment on the basis of age, color, creed, national origin, race, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical attributes, or disability means conduct of a verbal or physical nature that is designed to unreasonably embarrass, distress, agitate, disturb or trouble students when such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with a student's performance or creating an intimidating, offensive or hostile learning environment. Bullying is when a stronger, more powerful person hurts or frightens a smaller weaker person, on purpose, again and again.

We have created this online form that can be filled out at any time to help students who are targets of bullying, harassment, or intimidation. This form is to report alleged bullying, harassment, or intimidation that occurred on school property; at a school sponsored activity or event off school property; on a school bus; or on the way to and/or from school. If you are a student target, the parent/guardian of a student target, or a close adult relative of a student target, or a school staff member and wish to report an incident of alleged bullying, harassment, or intimidation please complete this form. Please answer these questions as honestly and specifically as you can. The situation will be handled as confidentially as possible.