The Bully STOP!

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Global Concepts holds a zero tolerance policy in regards to bullying and harassment of students. In efforts to make Global the safest school environment possible and in order to stay in compliance with the Dignity for All Act, all reports of bullying made to staff members and administration will be investigated. If found to be true, they are subject to disciplinary actions up to and including suspension and expulsion from school.

GCCS Definitions of Bullying

Physical Bullying – Poking, pushing, hitting, kicking, beating up of a student

Verbal Bullying – Yelling, teasing, name -calling, insulting, threatening to harm another student

Indirect/Relational Bullying and Harassment – ignoring, excluding, spreading rumors, telling lies, getting others to hurt someone else.

Cyber Bullying – Intentional intimidation and/or harassment of a person by use of a web-based or electronic device; including but not limited to “My Space” “Facebook”, “Twitter”, cell phones, & iPods.

The act of discrimination, harassment or bullying based on one’s religion, sexual orientation, race, national origin, disability, gender, sex or any other aggressive behavior by employees or students intentionally directed to harm others is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated at Global Concept Charter High School. We are committed to creating an inclusive, safe, supportive learning environment wherein all students are provided with the opportunity to reach their full potential. Therefore, it is imperative that we insure the safety of all students and staff by adopting and enforcing and zero tolerance / anti-bullying procedures and consequences here at Global Concepts Chapter High School.

Click here for a summary of consequences for each type of bullying here at Global Concepts Charter School.


New York State’s Dignity for All Student’s Act

New York State’s Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act) seeks to provide the State’s public elementary and secondary school students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function. The original legislation amended State Education Law by creating a new Article 2 – Dignity for All Students. The Dignity Act also amended Section 801-a of New York State Education Law regarding instruction in civility, citizenship, and character education by expanding the concepts of tolerance, respect for others and dignity to include: an awareness and sensitivity in the relations of people, including but not limited to, different races, weights, national origins, ethnic groups, religions, religious practices, mental or physical abilities, sexual orientations, gender identity, and sexes. The Dignity Act further amended Section 2801 of the Education Law by requiring Boards of Education to include language addressing The Dignity Act in their codes of conduct.

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