Alvord ISD is committed to providing all students with a safe and nurturing learning environment. If any student currently enrolled in our district does not feel safe and secure at school, we want to know about it. Alvord ISD has resources and a communications process in place to assist families in discussing or reporting any concerns, including experiences with bullying, harassment, and threats. We can act on these concerns when we know about them and, as a result, better serve our students and families.

Students or parents in the school community can anonymously submit any suspicious activity, bullying, or other student-related issues to a school administrator(s) and AISD Office of Safety and Security through SpeakUp.

We encourage you to report important issues through SpeakUp. Once you complete the contact form below, you will receive a confirmation that your information has been submitted to the school district.

Parents may also email the student’s teacher, campus principal, or counselor. The following details must be provided to expedite the initial investigation and response:

  • Campus name
  • Name of Alvord ISD student (alleged victim)
  • Student ID number
  • Parent name/contact information
  • Names of witnesses
  • Names of alleged perpetrators
  • A detailed description of the alleged event
  • Date of the alleged event
  • Location of the alleged event
  • Supporting documentation/or other evidence supporting the allegations (if applicable)
  • Other information the reporter feels is relevant to the complaint

Please Note: For prompt reporting, we encourage students and parents to report issues through the SpeakUp. In order to conduct a thorough investigation, it is important that reports include the specific information listed above. Alvord ISD will fully comply with applicable state and federal laws and regulations as well as Board Policies in response to reports. In emergency situations requiring immediate assistance, please call 911.

Bullying occurs when a student or group of students engages in written or verbal expression or physical conduct against another student and the behavior:

  • Results in harm to the student or the student’s property,
  • Places a student in fear of harm to himself or his property, or
  • Is so severe, persistent, and pervasive enough that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment
  • This conduct is considered bullying if it exploits an imbalance of power between the student perpetrator(s) and the student victim and if it interferes with a student’s education or substantially disrupts the operation of the school.
  • Any student who believes that he or she has experienced prohibited harassment or bullying should immediately report the alleged acts to a teacher, counselor, or principal.


Examples of Bullying 

  • Physical – harming someone’s body in any way, taking someone’s possessions, or damaging someone’s possessions in any way.
  • Emotional – harming someone’s self-worth by verbal and nonverbal communication. This includes, but is not limited to, teasing, name-calling, insulting, intimidating, threatening, making gestures, staring/“mugging”, or eye-rolling.
  • Social – Harming another person’s group acceptance through gossip, rumors, trying to ruin their reputation, arranging public humiliation, excluding others, getting others to exclude others, or interfering in someone’s making or keeping friends in any way.
  • Electronic /Cyberbullying – Harming someone through the use of text messages, phone calls, emails, Twitter, Facebook, My Space, photos, or by any other electronic means.

Texas School Safety Center: Defining Bullying & Cyberbullying




  • SB 179, "David's Law" expanded authority to school districts, allowing public and charter schools to address cyberbullying off-campus and outside of school-related or school-sponsored activities based on specific criteria.
  • In order to address this legislative change, this checklist may help parents, educators and administrators determine if a student at their school has been bullied according to the legislative definition. Please follow the conditional 'yes/no" logic for the questions regarding the use of electronic communication devices in possible bullying scenarios.

To the greatest extent possible, the District shall respect the privacy of the complainant, persons against whom a report is filed, and witnesses. Limited disclosures may be necessary in order to conduct a thorough investigation.

A Parent's Guide to School Saftey Toolkit: Bullying & Cyberbullying, Texas School Safety School Center (https://txssc.txstate.edu)

Conflict vs. Bullying: What's the Difference?, National Bullying Prevention Center (www.pacer.org)

Facts About Bullying: stopbullying.gov (www.stopbullying.gov)

What is Cyberbullying?, Texas School Safety Center (https://txssc.txstate.edu)

What is the Difference between Bullying and Harassment?, National Bullying Prevention Center (www.pacer.org)