Bullying Prevention

The Worcester Public Schools Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan is a comprehensive approach to addressing bullying and cyber-bullying. The Worcester Public Schools are committed to working with students, staff, families, law enforcement agencies, and the community to prevent issues of violence. In consultation with these constituencies, we have established this plan for preventing, intervening, and responding to incidents of bullying, cyber-bullying and retaliation. The district takes seriously its responsibility for the implementation of the plan to ensure that students are safeguarded from bullying.

The district is committed to providing all students with a safe learning environment that is free from in-person bullying and cyber-bullying. This commitment is an integral part of our comprehensive efforts to promote learning, and to prevent and eliminate all forms of bullying and other harmful and disruptive behavior that can impede the learning process and outstanding results for all students.

Welcoming, safe and secure schools are core principles of the Worcester Public Schools. We have a strict Code of Conduct that includes anti-bullying expectations. We will not tolerate any unlawful or disruptive behavior, including any form of bullying, cyber-bullying or retaliation in the Worcester Public Schools buildings, on school grounds, or in school-related activities. We will investigate all reports and complaints of bullying, cyber-bullying, and retaliation and take immediate action to end bullying behavior and restore the target’s sense of safety. We will support this commitment in all aspects of our school community, the curriculum, instructional programs, staff development, extracurricular activities and engage parents/guardians to support bullying prevention.

Anonymous / Bullying Reporting Line: (508) 799-3472

Dedicated Email Address: ReportBullying@worc.k12.ma.us
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Incident Reporting Forms are to be mailed or faxed to:

School Safety Office
Worcester Public Schools
20 Irving Street, Room 101
Worcester, MA 01608
Fax: (508) 799-3173

Bullying Prevention & Resources

Effective May 4, 2010, the Governor signed into law SB 2404, An Act Relative to Bullying in Schools. The law carries an emergency preamble and takes effect immediately.