Select schools piloting bias incident reporting tool

Translations:    Español Reporting Tool   |     عربي  Reporting Tool
 

Five PSD schools will pilot Poudre School District’s new bias incident reporting tool this May. They are Zach Elementary School; Boltz, Blevins and Lincoln middle schools; and Fossil Ridge High School. 

PSD has multiple goals for the use of this new system. The first is to give students and their family members a place where they may report specific issues they may experience or witness in our school communities. With this information, our team and district staff will work together to respond, with a focus upon the dignity of each individual. 

Examples of incident types and bias: 

  • Incident types: Damage, destruction of property or vandalism; threat; phone/email/text message/written harassment; intimidation; verbal harassment; discrimination; physical harassment; social media harassment; and microagressions. Note: Title IX reports may also be made through this system. 
  • Bias type: Immigration or citizenship; disability; sexual orientation; gender expression; gender identity; religion; sex; race; national origin; and more.  


How to report online: 

  • The reporting tool is linked on our school websites. 
  • You may also copy and paste this URL into your web browser: https://biasreport.psdschools.org   
  • It is helpful to share as much information as possible when reporting. 


What happens after filing a report? 

Members of the Language, Culture and Equity Department’s team work collaboratively with the school to review the report and determine the appropriate response. 


The pilot program will run from Monday, May 3 through the end of the school year. During the pilot and once it is completed, the district will evaluate what went well and could be improved. The goal is to make the tool available to a broader PSD audience in the fall of 2021. 

The goal is to use restorative work to swiftly address harm when it occurs within our system. This tool is one of the ways in which we will uphold our promise as a district and school to create and uphold equitable, inclusive, and rigorous educational opportunities, outcomes, and experiences. It is also one of many aspects of PSD’s overall equity, diversity and inclusion work that is rooted in affirming and serving every student for who they are. 

 

When to use 911 vs. bias incident reporting tool vs. Safe2Tell 

  • Please call 911 if you are in immediate danger or need law enforcement assistance. 
  • Bias/harassment incident tool 
    • Incident types: Damage, destruction of property or vandalism; threats; phone/email/text message/written harassment; intimidation; verbal harassment; discrimination; physical harassment; social media harassment; and microagressions. Note: Title IX reports may also be made through this system. 
    • Bias type: Immigration or citizenship; disability; sexual orientation; gender expression; gender identity; religion; sex; race; national origin; and more. 
  • Safe2Tell 
    • Go to safe2tell.org (or access from any PSD school website); call 1-877-542-7233; or download the mobile app through the Apple App Store or Google Play. 
    • Safe2Tell is for legitimate safety concerns and focuses on saving lives of Colorado students. 
    • Report bullying, mental health issues, weapons, drugs and more.