The Crestwood Board of Education is committed to providing a safe, positive, productive, and nurturing educational environment for all students. The Board encourages the promotion of positive interpersonal relations between members of the school community.
Harassment, intimidation, or bullying toward a student, whether by other students, staff, or third parties is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated. This prohibition includes aggressive behavior, physical, verbal, and psychological abuse. The Board of Education will not tolerate any gestures, comments, threats, or actions which cause or threaten to cause bodily harm or personal degradation. This policy applies to all activities in the District, including activities on school property or while enroute to or from school, and those occurring off school property if the student or employee is at any school-sponsored, school-approved or school-related activity or function, such as field trips or athletic events where students are under the school's control, in a school vehicle, or where an employee is engaged in school business.
Harassment, intimidation, or bullying also means electronically transmitted acts (i.e., internet, e-mail, cellular telephone, personal digital assistance, or wireless hand held device) that a student or group of students exhibits toward another particular student that causes mental or physical harm to the other student.
The Crestwood Local Schools reported six (6) confirmed incidents of harassment, intimidation, or bullying during the first semester of the 2017-18 school year. The aforementioned incidents have been identified as harassment and/or intimidation for which appropriate consequences were issued. This data is generated from Crestwood Local Schools Student Behavior Management Reporting System.
The Crestwood Local Schools will respond to and investigate any incidents of bullying that is reported. In this country, 50 percent of students are bullied at some time during the school year and 10 percent of students are bullied on a regular basis. Please contact Sherry Peters, the District Complaint Coordinator, if you would like to report an incident of harassment, bullying, or any type of threat at 330-357-8206 ext. 5010.