Harassment, intimidation, or bullying behavior by any student in the Finneytown Local School District is strictly prohibited, and such conduct may result in disciplinary action, including suspension and/or expulsion from school. “Harassment, intimidation, or bullying”, in accordance with R.C. 3313.666 means any intentional written, verbal, graphic or physical act including electronically transmitted acts i.e., Internet, cell phone, personal digital assistant (PDA), or wireless hand-held device, either overt or covert, by a student or group of students toward other students including violence within a dating relationship, with the intent to harass, intimidate, injure, threaten, ridicule, or humiliate. Such behaviors are prohibited on or immediately adjacent to school grounds, at any school-sponsored activity, on school provided transportation, or at any official school bus stop that a reasonable person under the circumstances should know will have the effect of: A.Causing mental or physical harm to the other students including placing an individual in reasonable fear of physical harm and/or damaging of students’ personal property; and, B.Is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for the other students.
Definitions of Bullying
- Cyberbullying” is when a child, preteen or teen is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another child, preteen or teen using the Internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones. It has to have a minor on both sides, or at least have been instigated by a minor against another minor. Once adults become involved, it is plain and simple cyber-harassment or cyberstalking. Adult cyber-harassment or cyberstalking is NEVER called cyberbullying.
- Bullying refers to actions repeated over time which harm, harass, intimidate, or humiliate another person. Typically, there is an imbalance of power (e.g., a difference in physical strength, or popularity) which makes it difficult for the bullied child to defend himself or herself.
- Bullying may be physical, verbal, relational (e.g., exclusion or isolation), in-person or electronic (“cyberbullying”), direct (e.g., hitting, texting a negative message to a child, insulting a child) or indirect (encouraging another person to hurt a child, spreading rumors). It can take place at school or off school grounds.
- Bullying differs from rough and tumble play or friendly teasing because in these types of interactions the ‘targeted’ child varies (one child does not consistently dominate the other), and children display remorse when a playmate is inadvertently upset and hurt.
- The phrase “harassment, intimidation and bullying” (“HIB”) is often used in place of the term “bullying”; it is equivalent.
- “Bias-based bullying” is commonly used to describe bullying in which legally protected characteristics (such as sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, and religion) are targeted
Student Bullying Reporting System
Students and parents have access to the Student Bullying Reporting System, a 24/7 hotline and anonymous reporting system that allows for the reporting of harmful behavior in a non-threatening environment.
Student Bullying Hotline: 1-866-547-8362 (toll free) Available all day, every day.
- Press 1 – MessageTo leave your report on an answering machine.
- Press 2 – Attendant to personally speak to someone – the bullying report attendant can also provide for free, confidential, and immediate crisis intervention.
Online Reporting – This system immediately notifies principals of behaviors or threats so that they can intervene before a situation escalates. To anonymously report an incident click here.
Title IX Compliance Officers
Dr. Jen Dinan Assistant Superintendent / Title IX Compliance Officer 513-728-3700 8916 Fontainebleau Terrace Cincinnati, OH 45231
Eric Muchmore Communication and Community Coordinator / Title IX Compliance Officer 513-728-3700 8916 Fontainebleau Terrace Cincinnati, OH 45231
Title IX Trainings
FLSD Title IX compliance officers have attended the following trainings:
- Civil Rights and Title IX Training: Level 1
- Title IX Training: Level 2, Investigator Training
- Title IX Training: Level 2, Title IX Coordinator Training & Responsibilities
- Title IX Training: Level 2, Decision Makers and Appeals Training
- Title IX Training: Level 2, Report Writing for Investigators & Decision-Makers
- Title IX Training: Level 2, Resolution Officer Training