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Bullying Prevention

Madeira City School District is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for students to learn and grow.
Harassment, intimidation, or bullying is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated.
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Definition of Bullying
Harassment, intimidation, or bullying means:

A.  any intentional written, verbal, electronic (i.e., internet, e-mail, cellular telephone, personal digital assistance (PDA), or wireless hand-held device), graphic, or physical act that a student or group of students exhibits toward another particular student(s) and the behavior both causes mental or physical harm to the other student(s) and is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for the other student(s); OR

B.  violence within a dating relationship.

Reporting
Any student or student's parent/guardian who believes s/he has been a victim of bullying, or knows about someone who is being bullied should do one of the following:

Retaliation against any person who reports, is thought to have reported, files a complaint, or otherwise participates in an investigation or inquiry concerning allegations of aggressive behavior, is prohibited and will not be tolerated. Such retaliation shall be considered a serious violation of Board policy and independent of whether a complaint is substantiated. Suspected retaliation should be reported in the same manner as aggressive behavior. Retaliation may result in disciplinary action as indicated above.

Deliberately making false reports about harassment, intimidation, bullying, and/or other aggressive behavior for the purpose of getting someone in trouble is similarly prohibited and will not be tolerated. Deliberately making false reports may result in disciplinary action as indicated above.
 




Anti-Bullying Initiatives
Madeira City Schools is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for students to learn and grow.  Every two years, we assess our school climate by asking students for feedback on how their school experience is going and whether they may see or experience forms of bullying.  Knowing this information helps our staff to target strategies to prevent bullying and harassment at school.  


Based on the results of the Olweus Bullying Questionnaire, each school building formed a school climate committee to review the Olweus data and to develop and implement programs to maintain a safe learning environment that promotes positive school climate and healthy peer relationships. 


Madeira Elementary School Initiatives
Madeira Middle School Initiatives
Madeira High School Initiatives

Olweus Student Survey Results
As indicated above, every two years, we work to assess our school climate by asking students for feedback on whether they experience forms of bullying. Knowing this information helps our staff to target strategies to prevent bullying and harassment in our schools. We began tracking this data in 2011 using the Olweus Bullying Questionnaire. Madeira students in grades 3-12 were most recently surveyed in the Fall of 2014.

Olweus Survey Results 2014

Bullying Report
Pursuant to House Bill 276, Ohio School Districts are required to semi-annually post the number of reported bullying and harassment incidents that occur throughout their district.

June 2016

January 2017

Resources
For more information on bullying, please refer to Section 5517.01 from Madeira City School District’s Bylaws and Policies. 

For additional questions concerning bullying please contact your child's building principal.

Madeira Elementary School, Chris Flanagan (513) 985-6080
Madeira Middle School, Tom Olson (513) 561-5555
Madeira High School, Dave Kennedy (513) 891-8222