Bullying is a form of aggressive, manipulative behavior that intends to haze, harass, intimidate, injure, threaten, ridicule or humiliate. Bullying is defined in our board policy is an intentional written, verbal or physical act, including electronically transmitted acts, that a student has exhibited toward another student more than once that causes both
· mental or physical harm to the student and is
· sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening or abusive educational environment for the other student.
Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools is committed to creating a school environment that is free from bullying and harassment. All building administrators will respond quickly and decisively to reported incidents of bullying and will coordinate support for the target.
Bullying will only be stopped by the intervention of adults in authority positions, such as educators and parents. As a district, we are committed to working with parents and students to insure a positive learning environment for all students. We encourage you to contact the school regarding any concerns you may have and to review the following brochures which are available below:
Bullying and Harassment
The Parent’s Guide to Cyberbullies
To report bullying parents and students may:
· Share concern with building administrator, teacher or counselor
· Complete a Bullying Reporting Form (available below)
· Calls or texts to 844-SaferOH (844-723-3764) are answered by analysts in the Ohio Homeland Security's Threat Assessment and Prevention Unit (TAP).
During the first semester of the 2011-2012 school year, there were five verified incidents of bullying within the Chagrin Falls Schools.