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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.  Healthy conflict is normal; however, any time a student is subjected to one-directional, repeated actions that create a power differential, it is important that the student, parents, or guardians report this to the school. Harassment, intimidation, or bullying is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated. 

Definition of Bullying
Harassment, intimidation, or bullying means:

A.  any intentional written, verbal, electronic (i.e., internet, e-mail, cellular telephone, personal digital assistants (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.

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. Through continual monitoring of the school experience, each building is dedicated to creating a positive, proactive relationship-centered environment.  These activities, assemblies, messaging, campaigns, partnerships with agencies such as Madeira Police, 1N5, MindPeace, and other resources are aligned with Madeira's Culture Playbook's core beliefs of Accountability & Action, Care & Connect, Challenge & Support, and Create & Explore.

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.

Semi-Annual Report June 2022-December 2022
Semi-Annual Report January 2023-June 2023
Semi-Annual Report July 2023-December 2023
Semi-Annual Report January 2024-June 2024

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, Chandley Bacher (513) 985-6080
Madeira Middle School, Nicole Huelsman (513) 561-5555
Madeira High School, Dave Kennedy (513) 891-8222