Public School Bullying Complaint

You can report bullying behavior or incidents between public school students on or off school property. You can also report bullying that occurs between public and private school students.

Bullying is behavior that is intended to cause some kind of harm and is directed at a particular person or group. It is usually repeated over time.

Bullying can take many forms and includes:

  • Intimidation and aggressive behavior
  • Taunting someone because of their race, color, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship/immigration status, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, weight, or disability
  • Online harassment ("cyberbullying")

Bullying violates the Department of Education (DOE) discipline code. DOE will investigate all reports of harassment, discrimination, and bullying and work with families, teachers, and others in the school community to address it.


Charter Schools

If the child who is being bullied is enrolled at a charter school, file a formal complaint with the school.