State law defines prohibited behavior and may require districts to include bullying definitions in district anti-bullying policies.
Ohio Revised Code 3313.666 District policy prohibiting harassment, intimidation, or bullying required.
(B) The board of education of each city, local, exempted village, and joint vocational school district shall establish a policy prohibiting harassment, intimidation, or bullying. The policy shall be developed in consultation with parents, school employees, school volunteers, students, and community members. The policy shall include the following:
- (2) A definition of harassment, intimidation, or bullying that includes the definition in division (A) of this section;