Harassment, intimidation, or bullying toward a student, whether by other students, staff, or third
parties is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated. Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 3313.666, the Loveland City School District Board of Education has developed an Anti-bullying Policy () that prohibits aggressive behavior, physical, verbal, and psychological abuse and violence within a dating relationship. 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, on a school bus, or while en route 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 includes any intentional written, verbal, electronic (i.e., internet, e-mail, cellular telephone, personal digital assistance (PDA), or wireless hand-held device), graphic, or physical act that a student or group of students exhibits toward another particular student(s) and the behavior both causes mental or physical harm to the other student(s) and is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for the other student(s). If you suspect that a student is being bullied or harassed, please contact your child’s school principal, or call the Safe Schools hotline (1-866-724-6650). Reports can be submitted anonymously.
The Loveland City School District is participating in a statewide effort of locating, evaluating and
identifying all children with disabilities, birth through 21 years of age, who may be in need of
special education and related services. A disability means having one or more conditions defined by federal regulations and state standards that adversely impacts a student’s education. These disabilities include: autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability, deaf-blindness, deafness, emotional disturbance, hearing impairment, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, visual impairment (including blindness), and developmental delay (preschool ages 3 -5). If you know a child who may have a disability, please contact the Department of Student Services at (513) 683-5600.
Gifted Identification/Academic Acceleration
Students can be identified as gifted in one or more of the following areas: superior cognitive ability, specific academic ability, creative thinking, and visual and/or performing arts. Parents who would like more information about gifted identification, gifted education, or academic acceleration are encouraged to contact their school counselor.
Homeless Children and Youth
Loveland City Schools is actively seeking to enroll children and youth who are homeless. If you are homeless or know of a child or youth that is homeless and not attending school, please contact the Department of Student Services at (513) 683-5600.
Restraint and Seclusion
School districts are required to develop, publish and implement written policies to govern the use of emergency safety interventions (physical restraint and seclusion) in all of its schools. It is the policy of the Loveland City School District to only use restraint or seclusion when there is an immediate risk of physical harm to the student or others. Every use of restraint and/or seclusion shall be documented and reported in accordance with Board Policy .
Title I Notification
Upon the parent’s request, the district will provide the following information to parents: whether the teacher(s) have met the State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas they are teaching; whether the teacher(s) is teaching under any emergency or provisional status in which the State requirements have been waived; the undergraduate major of the teacher(s) and the area of study and any certificates for any graduate degrees earned. To obtain this information, please contact the Department of Student Services at (513) 683-5600.