Bully Prevention

Jeffrey Johnston Stand Up for All Students Act

The Jeffrey Johnston Stand Up for All Students Act became a law in June 2008. The School Board of Lee County has approved a Board Policy which states their guidelines for the identification and reporting of bullying, expectations for behavior, procedures and consequences regarding bullying and harassment.

The School District of Lee County will not tolerate any form of bullying or harassment between students and/or adults on our school campuses. Our goal is protection of our students, and provision of a safe and nurturing educational environment for all of our students and staff.

State and District Anti-Bullying Documents

How do I file a report of bullying?

There are several methods for reporting suspected bullying incidents:

  • You can contact a school by phone and report it to school personnel
  • You can make a report in person
  • You can complete the Bullying Report Form

The reporting form (see below) can be downloaded, printed and returned to the school's Administrative Office or to the Lee County Public Education Center - Student Services Department. Your child's school also has copies of this form available for you to complete.

If you wish to remain anonymous, please indicate your request by checking the box at the bottom of the form. Anonymous means that the name of the individual reporting an alleged incident of bullying/harassment will remain confidential.

Bullying Prevention

The School District of Lee County utilizes the Second Step program to assist in preventing bullying behaviors. Second Step is a universal, classroom-based, social and emotional learning program designed to teach children how to understand and manage their emotions, control their reactions, be aware of others' feelings, and have the skills to problem-solve and make responsible decisions. Second Step is listed on the National Registry of Evidence-based Prevention Programs and is supported by the Florida Department of Education.

The Second Step program was made possible through funding from Suncoast Credit Union Foundation. The Suncoast Credit Union Foundation also proudly funds the Prevention Specialist position within the Student Services Department.

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