If you believe your child is being bullied, contact your child’s principal or report the incident through one of our reporting systems.
Bullying prevention and intervention efforts
House Bill 276 requires each public school district in Ohio to adopt anti-bullying and harassment policies. In Springboro Community City Schools, policy 5517.01 prohibits harassment, intimidation, or bullying.
The Board of Education does not tolerate harassment, intimidation or bullying of any student on school property or at a school-sponsored event, regardless of whether the event occurs on or off school property. Students who engage in such behavior are subject to disciplinary action, including suspension and/or expulsion from school. The Board's commitment to addressing such prohibited behavior involves a multi-faceted approach, which includes education and the promotion of a school atmosphere in which harassment, intimidation and bullying will not be tolerated by students, staff or administration.
For purposes of policy 5517.01, the term "harassment, intimidation or bullying" means any intentional written, verbal, electronic or physical act that a student has exhibited toward another particular student more than once and the behavior both: (1) causes mental or physical harm to the other student; and (2) is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening or abusive educational environment for the other student. “Electronic act” means an act committed through the use of a cellular telephone, pager, personal communications devices or other electronic communications device. Harassment, intimidation or bullying also includes violence within a dating relationship.
844-SaferOH Tip Line
Springboro Schools is enrolled with the 844-SaferOH, which is an anonymous tip line that is available free of charge to every school district and public and private school in Ohio. The SaferOH tip line accepts both calls and texts 24 hours a day.
This tip line allows students and adults to anonymously share information with school officials and law enforcement about threats to student safety—whether that involves a threatened mass incident or harm to a single student.
Calls or texts to 844-SaferOH (844-723-3764) are answered by analysts in the Ohio Homeland Security’s Threat Assessment and Prevention (TAP) Unit. When action is needed, the TAP Unit immediately forwards information to local school officials, local law enforcement agencies and others, if necessary. Every tip can remain anonymous.
Springboro Community City Schools Bullying Report
Number in-school and out-of-school suspensions resulting from Harassment/Intimidation during the 2013-2014 school year: 29
Number in-school and out-of-school suspensions resulting from Harassment/Intimidation during the 2014-2015 school year: 20