Ohio law requires school policies to use the definition of bullying found in R.C. 3313.666
, which defines "harassment, intimidation, or bullying" as:
Any intentional written, verbal, or physical act that a student has exhibited toward another particular student more than once and the behavior both: (a) causes mental or physical harm to the other student; (b) is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for the other student.
House Bill 116
further requires school districts to establish cyber-bullying policies. That Policy, 5517.01 - Bullying and Other Forms of Aggressive Behavior, can be found under the Board of Education link Board Policy
In accordance with these laws of the State of Ohio, it is reported that the administrators of Defiance City Schools dealt with the following number of incidences of bullying in 19-20.
Defiance High School: 9
Defiance Middle School: 8
Defiance Elementary: 11