Anti-Harassment, Anti-Intimidation or Anti-Bullying Report
Aug., 2016 - Dec. 2016
The State Board of Education adopted an anti-harassment and anti-bullying policy in Oct. 2004. The policy is based on the belief that Ohio schools must provide physically safe and emotionally secure environments for all students and all school personnel. The State Board of Education defines a positive climate as one that emphasizes and recognizes positive behaviors, evokes nonviolence, cooperation, teamwork, understanding and acceptance toward all students and staff in, and in transit to and from, the school environment.
The Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools shares the same beliefs as the State Board of Education and for the reporting period of Aug. through Dec. 2016 has verified thirty 30 (high school – 12, middle schools – 18) cases of bullying or other forms of aggressive behavior as defined in policy 5517.01/ORC 3313.666.
Bullying, harassment, or intimidation are serious acts and will not be tolerated. Anyone and everyone is encouraged to report such allegations that occurred on school property; at a school-sponsored activity or an event off school property; on a school bus; or on the way to and/or from school, or matter involving cyber or electronic devices. All reports are held in the strictest of confidence. Thank you for helping us maintain a positive and safe school environment for everyone.
Report compiled by: Rochelle Dunn, PhD, PCC-S, Gahanna Jefferson Schools Safe and Drug-Free Schools & Mental Health Coordinator