Bullying Discrepancy Report Form
Indiana Code 20-34-6-1 requires each school to submit the number of bullying incidents involving a student of the corporation by category (verbal, physical, social/relational, written/electronic, combination). These numbers are then posted on the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) website here.
Per Indiana Code 20-33-8-0.2, “bullying” means overt, unwanted, repeated acts or gestures including verbal or written communications or images transmitted in any manner (including digitally or electronically), physical acts committed, aggression, or any other behaviors, that are committed by a student or group of students against another student with the intent to harass, ridicule, humiliate, intimidate, or harm the targeted student and create for the targeted student an objectively hostile school environment that:
(1) places the targeted student in reasonable fear of harm to the targeted student's person or property;
(2) has a substantially detrimental effect on the targeted student's physical or mental health;
(3) has the effect of substantially interfering with the targeted student's academic performance; or
(4) has the effect of substantially interfering with the targeted student's ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, and privileges provided by the school.
Any suspected errors in bullying reports from schools can be submitted below. Per Indiana Code 20-34-6-2, IDOE may conduct an audit of a school corporation to ensure accurate reporting of bullying incidents. All discrepancies in reporting will also be posted on the IDOE website.
If you have questions, please contact Stephen Balko at firstname.lastname@example.org.