Welcome to the Lancaster City Schools informational site on Bullying and Harassment.
According To The Ohio Revised Code:
|"the district administration will semiannually provide the president of the district board a written summary of all reported incidents and post the summary on its web site, if the district has a web site, to the extent permitted by section 3319.321 of the Revised Code and the “Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974,” 88 Stat. 571, 20 U.S.C. 1232q, as amended."
When reporting harassment, intimidation and bullying for the district school district must use the definition provided by the State of Ohio (ORC3313.666). The reported incident must meet the complete definition: not just part of the definition to be considered harassment, intimidation, or bullying.
Harassment/Intimidation (Bullying) - ORC3313.666
- (2) "Harassment, intimidation, or bullying" means either (a) or (b) of the following:
- (a) Any intentional written, verbal, electronic, or physical act that a student has exhibited toward another particular student more than once and the behavior both:
- (i) Causes mental or physical harm to the other student; AND
- (ii) is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for the other student.
- (b) Violence within a dating relationship.
Lancaster City Schools reports all referrals for harassment, intimidation and bullying and the actual number of harassment, intimidation and bullying incidents verified by a complete investigation of the school administration.
Lancaster City School District Hazing and Bullying Policy
District Bullying Data:
We are reporting our data in the file below. Please click to open the PDF file:
2011-2012 first semester
2011-2012 second semester, revised first semester, Total
2012-2013 first semester
2012-2013 Second Semester
2013-2014 First Semester
2013-2014 Second Semester
2014-2015 First Semester
Bullying Preventative Program(s)
The Lancaster City Schools has instituted the Second Step program. The award-winning SECOND STEP violence prevention program integrates social and emotional learning with academics. Kids from preschool through Grade 8 learn and practice vital social skills, such as empathy, emotion management, problem solving, and cooperation. These essential life skills help students in the classroom, on the playground, and at home. More information can be found at this website: http://www.cfchildren.org/programs/ssp/overview/
The Lancaster City Schools have adopted new curriculum to educate our students on Internet safety and cyberbullying. Our elementary students will receive instruction using Common Sense Media's curriculum which can be found here: http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/curriculum. Our secondary students will use some components of common sense media and district developed curriculum and videos. The school counselors will coordinate the instruction and activities.
For questions on bullying, please email Donna McCance at: firstname.lastname@example.org.