Safe schools and the social and emotional well-being of students are a priority of the Beavercreek City School District. The District actively seeks to educate students and staff about the dangers of bullying behavior, and has bullying-prevention programs in place at all buildings (see OLWEUS website).
Beavercreek City Schools employs a part-time Prevention/Intervention Coordinator that works with students in grades K-12 to educate them about matters that include bullying, personal safety, social skills, emotional health and other topics. This individual coordinates bully-prevention training for school district staff members, and offers parents and guardians resources to help them work with their child to address bullying issues at home. For information about Prevention/Intervention Services, contact Lisa Cron (Lisa.firstname.lastname@example.org) at 458-2413, or Sarah Seilhamer at 458-2557.
A Beavercreek Police officer also works with the District as a School Resource Officer to ensure that a safe school environment is maintained. This officer is available to students and their families. For information, contact Officer Matt Hickey at 458-2581.
Safe School Helpline
The Safe School Helpline offers a way for students and parents to report concerns that may affect the peace of mind of students or jeopardize the safety of people or school facilities. Call 1-866-listen2me or visit www.publicschoolworks.com/SHL/studentReport.asp?di=120&mi=9
Articles from TIME magazine
How Not to Raise a Bully: The Early Roots of Empathy (Saturday, April 17, 2010)
When Bullying Goes from Cruel to Criminal (Monday, April 19, 2010)
Bullying: Suicides Highlight a Schoolyard Problem (Wednesday, May 20, 2009)