WHEREAS, ensuring the safety of Nevada's young learners is of utmost importance; and
WHEREAS, all members of the school community have a duty to create and provide a safe and respeciful learning environment for students that is free of bullying and cyber-bullying; and
WHEREAS, bullying and cyber-bullying interfere with the rights of a person by creating an intimidating or hostile educational environment for the person; interfering with the academic performance of a pupil or the ability of the student to participate in or benefit from services, activities or privileges provided by a school; or physically harms a person or damages the property of a person, or places a person in reasonable f ear of harm; and
WHEREAS, a learning environment that is safe and respectful is essential for all students, staff and families and it is necessary for those pupils to achieve success and meet our state's high academic standards; and
WHEREAS, students, parents, educators, and community members have a role to play in ensuring that Nevada is known as a place where bullying will not be tolerated, and where the Nevada family lives in mutual respect;
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 5th day of September, 2017.