Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying

All Kelso schools take the Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) of students very seriously. According to the 2010 Healthy Youth Survey the large majority of students in Kelso schools indicate that they feel safe at school. The Kelso School Board in 2011 updated district policy and procedures regarding HIB to strengthen our prevention and reporting of HIB. Any student, parent or other interested adult can report an incident of HIB using the district reporting form. Forms are available at all schools in their main office or can be obtained by clicking the link below.

Kelso School District Reporting Form

Harassment, Intimidation or Bullying (HIB) is an intentional electronic, written, verbal, or physical act that:

  • Physically harms a student or damages the student’s property.

  • Has the effect of substantially interfering with a student’s education.

  • Is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating or threatening educational environment.

  • Has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school.

School counselors are specially trained to work with students regarding these issues. Please encourage your child to report incidents of harassment to their school counselor or principal.

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Kelso School District #458 complies with all federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups listed in Title 36 of the United States Code. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Tim Peterson, Director of Human Resources, the school district's Title VII Officer and ADA Coordinator. People of disability may request reasonable accommodation in the hiring process by contacting, Tim Peterson, Director of Human Resources, 601 Crawford Street, Kelso, WA 98626 or (360) 501-1924.

Inquiries regarding compliance procedures regarding students may be directed to Don Iverson, Director of Student Services, the school district’s Title IX Coordinator or Denise Freund, Director of Special Programs, the school district’s Section 504 Coordinator, 601 Crawford Street, Kelso, WA 98626 (360) 501-1900.