|Western Dubuque Community School District (WDCSD) is committed to providing all students with a safe and civil school environment in which all members of the school community are treated with dignity and respect. To that end, the WDCSD School Board has in place policies, procedures and practices that are designed to reduce and eliminate bullying and harassment as well as processes and procedures to deal with incidents of bullying and harassment. Bullying and harassment of students by other students, by school employees, and by volunteers who have direct contact with students will not be tolerated in the school or school district.
Individuals who feel that they have been harassed should:
- Communicate to the harasser that the individual expects the behavior to stop, if the individual is comfortable doing so. If the individual wants assistance communicating with the harasser, the individual should ask a teacher, counselor or principal to help.
- If the harassment does not stop, the individual should:
- Tell a teacher, counselor or principal; and
- Write down exactly what happened, keep a copy and give another copy to the teacher, counselor or principal including;
- What, when and where it happened;
- Who was involved;
- Exactly what was said or what the harasser did;
- Witnesses to the harassment;
- What the student said or did, either at the time or later;
- How the student felt; and
- How the harasser responded.
Any individual who believes they have been harassed or bullied should follow the district complaint procedures, and the complaint will be investigated.
For additional questions, please contact your building principal or Vicky Coyle, At-Risk Coordinator, at 563-744-3885 x 6040 or [email protected].