Student Safety and Discipline

Welcome to Safe & Drug-Free Schools


 The SAFE Anonymous Reporting Tool allows anyone to submit a report to alert the school district of a possible incident of bullying, harassment, violence, or abuse.

This video provides additional information about the SAFE reporting tool



FortifyFL is a  reporting tool that allows you to instantly relay any safety concerns to appropriate law enforcement agencies and school officials. Please use this tool to report any suspicious activity, bullying, or safety concerns. 

You may also report criminal acts by calling Campus Crime Stoppers at 850-785-TIPS



Safe Schools Curriculum

Bay District Schools offers a variety of research based programs including topics such as life skills, conflict resolution, bullying prevention, drug prevention and other programs that promote schools safety. 

Programs utilized include:

Life Skills

Peace First

Leader in Me

Bully Proofing Your School

Character Counts

Project Wisdom

Bay District Schools' Superintendent Bill Husfelt talks with WJHG about school safety. Read the full article HERE.


Student Discipline

 The Bay District Schools Discipline Matrix is a tool for administrators to respond appropriately when students have committed behavioral infractions, per the Code of Student Conduct. This tool is designed to offer consistency at all levels across the District so that students are disciplined appropriately from school to school when their behavior requires punishment beyond the classroom. The Matrix provides progressive disciplinary actions to address multiple behaviors. School principals have the discretion to deviate from these guidelines by assessing an appropriate consequence other than stated in the Matrix if he or she determines in his or her sole discretion that there are mitigating or aggravating circumstances.

Elementary School Discipline Matrix

Middle School Discipline Matrix

High School Discipline Matrix 

Code of Student Conduct and Discipline 



Andra Phillips, Director of Student Services
(850) 767-4311

Sgt. Doug Boortz, District Safety and Security Chief
(850) 767-4127

Community Resources

Note: Bay District Schools is not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with any of the organizations listed below. The listing and links below are provided solely as a convenience to you, and the provision of these links does not constitute our endorsement of any organization or service listed.

1311 Balboa Avenue
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 767-4100
William V Husfelt III
Superintendent, Bay District Schools
Office of the Superintendent
Holly Buchanan
Employment and Income Verification Equity Coordinator
Public Records Request