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Reporting Bullying and Harassment

Reporting Bullying, Discrimination, Harassment, and Hazing

Olentangy Schools is committed to having a school environment free from all discrimination, bullying, harassment, and intimidation. All students, administrators, teachers, staff, and school personnel share responsibility for avoiding, discouraging, and reporting any form of unlawful discrimination. Under Federal civil rights laws discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, ancestry, or genetic information is strictly prohibited. Furthermore, retaliation against individuals who file a complaint is also prohibited.

Bullying, harassment, or intimidation includes any intentional, persistent, and repetitive written, verbal, graphic, electronically submitted, or physical act that a student or group of students exhibits toward another student and the behavior both: a). causes mental or physical harm to the other student AND b). is sufficiently severe that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for the victim.

When an incident arises that requires a report to be filed, please direct your complaint to the appropriate personnel below. You can also fill out an anonymous report on our Stay Safe Speak Up helpline.

All reports involving student incidents should be directed to:

Peter Stern

Assistant Director of Equity and Inclusion


Glossary of Federal Civil Rights Laws

  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973: “No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States…shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”
  • Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990: “No qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied benefits of the services, programs, or activities of a public entity, or be subjected to discrimination by any such entity.”
  • Age Discrimination Act of 1975: “The Age Discrimination Act of 1975 prohibits discrimination on the basis of age in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.”

The Olentangy Board of Education has adopted the following policies to address discrimination, bullying, harassment, and intimidation in the district:

Harassment Reports