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Bullying Policy

Our mission is to provide a superior Montessori program of study that will develop lifelong learners. Our children will be prepared academically, emotionally, and socially by creating a love of learning through meaningful and fulfilling educational experiences.

Bullying behaviors will not be tolerated by Montessori Regional Charter School. Incidents of bullying will be dealt with on a case by case basis. Acts of bullying will be reported to and investigated by the Peace Room Coordinator. A full investigation and appropriate disciplinary action will be taken according to the school’s Positive Behavior Support Plan.

According to the HB 1067 of the Pennsylvania Code of 1949, bullying shall be defined as an intentional, electronic, verbal, written or physical act that is directed at another student or students in a school setting which is severe, persistent or pervasive. Bullying also means it has the effect of substantially interfering with a student’s education, creating a threatening environment or substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school and school setting.

  1. Board Policy was developed and adopted according to the guidelines and provisions of 22 PA Code 12.3. The policy was reviewed and approved for adoption at the July 11, 2013

  1. This policy is included in the Family Information Guide. Students and parents sign that they have reviewed policies in the handbook.

  1. This policy is posted in the school building and on the school website,

  1. This policy will be reviewed with the faculty and staff at the first meeting of the school year.

  1. Montessori Regional Charter School provides PAT (Positive Attitude Training) to each child in the fall of the year. During these sessions, students talk about rules, self-control, anger- management, bullying, and other related behavioral issues. The Peace Room process is discussed with each child to develop a common vocabulary and understanding of expectations and consequences.

  1. Teachers and staff are to report acts of bullying to the Peace Room Coordinator.

  1. The Peace Room coordinator will investigate the action and determine appropriate Disciplinary action according to the school’s Positive Behavior Support Plan.