Within the Belief Statements of Wadsworth City Schools' Continuous Improvement Plan, it states, "We believe that education should be conducted in a safe environment--mentally, physically, emotionally, and socially." To this end, the school district has implemented a coordinated, research-driven program to prevent harassment, intimidation, and bullying in our schools. In accordance with Wadsworth City Schools' Board of Education Policy 5517.01, the district provides semi-annual reports to the board regarding the number of harassment, intimidation and bullying incidents in the school district to help measure the effectiveness of our efforts. The data from these reports will be posted here.
"Harassment, intimidation, or bullying," in accordance with Ohio Revised Code 3313.666, means any intentional written, verbal, graphic or physical act, including electronically transmitted acts, by a student or group of students toward other students...that a reasonable person under the circumstances should know will have the effect of:
- 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
- Is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for the other students.
The following shows documented incidents of harassment, intimidation or bullying in Wadsworth City Schools for the first semester of the 2018-2019 school year:
Elementary Schools - 0 incidents
Middle School - 0 incidents
High School - 7 incidents