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Bullying & Harassment

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Poland Local Schools' highest priority is the health and safety of our students in their education. Part of maintaining a safe environment to learn is ensuring students have an outlet to communicate when they sense trouble or do not feel safe. Poland Local Schools has partnered with Safe School Helpline to provide an anonymous line of communication with our district and community to stop trouble before it happens.


Safe School Helpline

Text: TIPS to (614) 426-0240
Call: 1-800-418-6423 ext. 359

A requirement that the district administration semi-annually (December/May) provide the president of the district board a written summary of all reported incidents and post the summary on its website, if the district has a website, to the extent permitted by section 3319.321 of the Revised Code and the "Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974," 88 Stat. 571, 20 U.S.C. 1232g, as amended.


2021-2022 School Year

Number of incidents reported Semester 1: 1
(0 McKinley, 1 PMS, 0 PSHS)

Number of incidents reported Semester 2: 4
(2 McKinley, 1 PMS, 1 PSHS)


2019-2020 School Year

Number of incidents reported Semester 1:  1

Number of incidents reported Semester 2:  0


2018-2019 School Year

Number of incidents reported Semester 1:  0

Number of incidents reported Semester 2:  0


2017-2018 School Year

Number of incidents reported Semester 1:  4

Number of incidents reported Semester 2:  2



No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational programs or activity receiving federal financial assistance. 
-- From the preamble to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination in educational programs and activities. All public and private schools, school districts, colleges and universities receiving federal funds must comply with Title IX.

The regulations implementing Title IX are enforced by the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights and prohibit discrimination, exclusion, denial, limitation, or separation based on gender. Intended to end sex discrimination in all areas of education.


Reports and Complaints of Harassing Conduct

The Board is committed to promptly and equitably resolving student and employee complaints alleging Sexual Harassment. Members of the School District community, (students and Board employees, as well as, Board members, agents, volunteers, contractors, and all other third parties) are encouraged to promptly report incidents of harassing conduct to an administrator, supervisor or other School District official so that the Board may address the conduct promptly. Any administrator, supervisor, or other District official who receives such a complaint shall promptly notify a District Title IX Coordinator. Complaints can be received in person, by mail, by telephone or by electronic mail.

Investigation and Complaint Procedure

For a full description of the Poland Local Schools policy relating to sexual harassment, including both formal and information complaint procedures please visit Board of Education Policy 2266.

PLSD Title IX Coordinator

Maria Hoffmaster

Assistant Superintendent, Administration

Training Materials

2020-2021 Compliance Training Materials