As required by ORC 3313.666, twice a year, school districts are required to provide the president of the board of education with a written summary of all reported harassment, intimidation and bullying incidents, as well as post the written summary on the district website. 
 
Bullying can be defined as a person being  "exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more other persons, and having difficulty defending himself or herself."
 
As of Friday, January 8, 2020, during the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year there were three formal complaints of harassment, bullying, intimidation at Franklin Junior High School.

* In two of the three cases, there was evidence of verbal harassment, but the investigations did not lead to determinations of bullying based on the legal definition of the term.

* In one of the three cases, the investigation did lead to a determination of bullying and discipline for the offending student was assigned according to the FJHS handbook.
 
In reviewing the disciplinary incidents at FJHS for the second semester of the 2020-2021 school year, there were two reports of bullying with only one of the two being confirmed through investigation. 
 
If you have any questions regarding any of these incidents, please don't hesitate to contact the building principal, Mrs. Burchfield.