Bullying  Required Reporting

The Jefferson Area Local Schools Bullying Reports

Reporting Requirement

The Superintendent shall provide to the President of the Board a written summary of all reported incidents and post the summary on the District web site. The list shall be limited to the number of verified acts of harassment, intimidation, and/or bullying, whether in the classroom, on school property, to and from school, or at school-sponsored events.

Note: Allegations of criminal misconduct and suspected child abuse will be reported to the appropriate law enforcement agency and/or to Child Protective Services in accordance with statute. District personnel shall cooperate with investigations by such agencies.

REPORTS to the Jefferson Area Local Schools Board of Education

Past Reports: Verified Acts of Bullying Resolutions 

Bd. Meeting: June 25, 2024

The Board of Education that 5 acts of bullying, intimidation or harassment has been reported for the district for the second half of the 2023-2024 school year.  (January 1, 2024 -May 23, 2024)


Bd. Meeting: February 20, 2024

The Board of Education recognizes that 0 acts of bullying, intimidation or harassment has been reported for the district for the first half of the 2023-2024 school year. (August 22, 2023 - December 22, 2023)


Bd. Meeting: February 14, 2023 

The Board of Education recognizes that 5 acts of bullying, intimidation or harassment has been reported for the district for the first half of the 2022-2023 school year. (August 24, 2022 - December 16, 2022)


Bd. Meeting: February 22, 2022 

The Board of Education recognizes that 1 acts of bullying, intimidation or harassment has been reported for the district for the first half of the 2021-2022 school year. (August 24, 2021 - December 22, 2021)


Reporting Details for January 1, 2024 -May 23, 2024


Senior High School:


Junior High School:


Jefferson Elementary School:


Rock Creek Elementary School:


NOTES:


Number 1 above represents  the number of times that the following types of behaviors were addressed:

1) Excluding someone – It is not considered bullying if children exclude someone on the playground now and then or don’t invite someone to a party. Repeated and deliberate exclusion, however, can be bullying.


2) Disliking someone – Children may verbally or nonverbally communicate their dislike of another child. This is problematic but does not rise to the definition of bullying or harassment as long as they don’t start rumors or verbally abuse the other child.


3) Accidental physical harm – A child might unintentionally bump into or trip another child. This is not bullying if it is not deliberate.


4) Being “bossy” – It is natural to want friends to play a certain way, and some children take the role of being the director. Learning to lead skillfully is a lifelong process, and most kids haven’t mastered it.


5) Telling a joke about someone (once) – While this is not great behavior, it is not considered bullying unless there are repeated instances. Of course we should teach our children that one single joke about someone may hurt that child’s feelings, and it’s not okay.


6) Arguments – children and young adults  argue, and arguments will inevitably happen at school  


7) Any other similar behaviors that have you intervene between two or more students regarding their behavior toward each other. 


Number 2 above represents  when a parent, Guardian, or student specifically reports that their child or that they are being bullied.


Number 3 above represents the number of incidents that after an  investigation is determined to  have risen to the Bullying Threshold and result in discipline of any kind under the heading of Bullying, Harassment, or Intimidation.