Safe School Climate & Bullying Information

District Safe School Climate Plan 

The Bethel Board of Education is committed to creating and maintaining a physically, emotionally, and intellectually safe educational environment free from bullying, teen dating violence, harassment, and discrimination. To further foster safe, engaging learning environments in every District school, a District Safe School Climate Committee was established in June 2010.

The District Safe School Climate Plan represents a comprehensive approach to address bullying, teen dating violence, and cyberbullying, as well as “mean behavior,” and sets forth the Board’s expectations for creating a positive school climate and thus preventing, intervening, and responding to incidents of bullying, harassment, or mean behavior.​

The District Safe School Climate Plan can be accessed here.

Bullying Information: 

Definition of Bullying

“Bullying” means the repeated use by one or more students of a written, verbal, or electronic communication, such as cyberbullying, or a physical act or gesture by one or more students repeatedly directed at or referring to another student attending school in the same district that:

1. causes physical or emotional harm to such student or damage to such student’s property;
2. places such student in reasonable fear of harm to himself or herself, or of damage to his or her property;
3. creates a hostile environment at school for such student;
4. infringes on the rights of such student at school; or
5. substantially disrupts the education process or the orderly operation of the school.



Safe School Climate Specialists - Contact Information

Sexual Harassment Information: 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT IS PROHIBITED based on Federal Law - Title IX of
the Education Amendments of 1972, and State Law – Sec. 10-15c. Harassment - based on sexual orientation is also protected under State Law – Sec. 10-15c.

Harassment is Illegal

Complaint Form- Sexual Harassment

Safe School Climate Specialists - Contact Information



The conditions or privileges of employment in the school district, including the wages, hours, terms and benefits, shall be applied without regard to race, color, religion, age, marital status, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, mental or physical disability, Veteran status, or genetic information, except in the case of a bona fide occupational qualification. The Board of Education seeks to extend the advantages of public education with fully equality of educational opportunity to students and personnel. 

Report Form for Complaints of Discrimination


Bethel Student Data Privacy Policies:

Student Data Privacy- General Statutes §§ 10-234aa through 10-234dd