The Boston Public Schools has support and reporting protocols related to anti-bullying and anti-harassment and bias.
The Boston Public Schools and Boston Arts Academy have no higher priority than ensuring every student and every employee is
Respected and cherished
Never targeted with bias-based conduct or bullying of any kind
Never subject to unwanted touching or any form of sexual misconduct
All employees must report possible bias-based or sexual misconduct toward students to a school administrator or the district’s Office of Equity at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-635-9650.
All employees must report concerns regarding possible child abuse or neglect to a school administrator, who will then determine whether to file a 51-A report with the Department of Children and Families.
All employees must report possible bullying to a school administrator or the district’s 24/7 Safe Space and Bullying Prevention hotline at 617-592-2378 (call or text).
Every incident is addressed promptly and thoroughly, and carefully documented according to BPS protocols.
The Boston Public Schools has multiple ways to report a bullying concern:
Report a concern to a BAA administrator and request that a bullying investigation be opened
Call or text the Safe Space and Bullying Prevention Hotline at 617-592-2378, available 24/7 and staffed by trained counselors from Succeed Boston at the Counseling and Intervention Center, or
If it is an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
Please find additional BPS anti-bullying resources HERE.
Please find additional information about the BPS Office of Equity, including information about how to report concerns, HERE.