Hazing and Bullying
(Harassment, Intimidation and Dating Violence)
On February 2, 2012 the Ohio House passed HB116 which is known as the bullying bill or the Jessica Logan Act. It is now law. In response to this law, the Crestview Local School District's Board of Education revised our Hazing and Bullying Policy (JFCF) and Regulation (JFCF-R). You can read these updated documents by selecting the Board Policy File: (JFCF and JFCF-R) or visit the Board Policy under the Board of Education tab in the top tool bar.
The Crestview Local Board of Education is committed to providing a safe, positive, productive, and nurturing educational environment for all of its students. The Board encourages the promotion of positive interpersonal relations between members of the school community.
Hazing, bullying behavior and/or dating violence by any student/school personnel in the District is strictly prohibited, and such conduct may result in disciplinary action, up to and including suspension and/or expulsion from school.
What Bullying is Harassment, intimidation, or bullying means:
Bullying, harassment and intimidation is an intentional written, verbal, electronic and physical act that a person has exhibited toward another particular person more than once. The intentional act also includes violence within a dating relationship. The behavior causes mental or physical harm to the other person and is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening or abusive educational environment for the other student. This behavior is prohibited on school property, on a school bus or at a school-sponsored activity. Persons found responsible for harassment, intimidation or bullying by an electronic act may be subject to disciplinary action.
Permission, consent or assumption of risk by an individual subjected to hazing, bullying and/or dating violence does not lesson the prohibition contained in this policy.
"Electronic act" means an act committed through the use of a cellular telephone, computer, pager, personal communication device, or other electronic communication device.
What Bullying is Not:
Arguments, confrontations and occasional altercations happen between students throughout the school year. Students changing peer groups and developing different interests also are a normal part of the development process of young people. While change is not always easy and our feelings can sometimes be hurt, it is imperative students learn to deal with these situations and learn the differences between conflict or drama and actual bullying. Occasionally certain actions will cross the line and will need to be addressed accordingly.
If you feel that harassment, intimidation or bullying has occurred, click on the Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Incident Report Form and fill out the document. Be sure to include the names of witnesses and any physical evidence that you have pertaining to the incident reported. Print out the form and submit it to a building administrator or counselor. This form is to be confidentially maintained in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1232g.
(Fillable PDF download and open with Adobe Reader)
Bullying Help Links and Resources:
Every Conflict Isn't Bullying (ADL article by Rosalind Wiserman)
Safer Schools Ohio (Anti-Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Resources)
Kids Against Bullying (Pacer Center's National Bullying Preventive Website)
stopbullying.gov (A federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services)
Reports to the Board:
See the district's Annual Calendar for annual reports from the previous school year. These can be found under the Calendar heading of the main menu.