INTRODUCTION AND STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
Lawrence Academy expects students to take responsibility for their actions at all times, whether
on or off campus; to behave intelligently and with sensitivity, and to conduct themselves
honestly and respectfully. Given that Lawrence Academy’s community expectations are in place
to provide boundaries within which students can make healthy choices in an encouraging and
supportive setting, the School is also strongly committed to providing its students with a safe
learning and living environment that is free from all forms of harassment, including bullying.
Accordingly, the School will not tolerate any form of bullying that occurs on or near the
School’s campus or in connection with any School activity or that otherwise interferes with the
educational experience of any student at the School. The School will support this commitment in
all aspects of our School community. The School will provide annual training for all faculty and
staff on this Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan. The School will provide information to
all students and parents about the Plan, at least annually.
The School will respond promptly and effectively to any report of bullying or to any report of
retaliation against any person who has any information about bullying or who has participated in
an investigation of bullying. The School will promptly investigate the report. If the School finds
that bullying or retaliation has occurred, the School will promptly take action to end that
behavior and restore a sense of safety for those who were the target of it. The School will
impose disciplinary sanctions in appropriate cases, up to and including dismissal from Lawrence
Academy. The School will report to local law enforcement incidents of bullying that may
constitute a violation of criminal law.
Use this link to view/download the complete Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan.