William Porter, the director of Mentor School's kindergarten through eight grade education, gave the School Board an update on the district's anti-bullying efforts during the .
Each semester, the district gives the board an anti-bullying report. This report's information came from the 2011-2012 school year's second semester.
Porter said Mentor Schools had 12 reported bullying incidents at , eight at the district's middle schools and 2 in its elementary schools.
That is twice as many bullying incidents at the high school as last semester and three more than the second semester last year.
The middle schools also reported two more bullying incidents this semester than the last. Porter noted that three of these incidents involved , which has been a topic of focus for the district.
However, the district had eight fewer bullying reports in the elementary schools than last semester.
Bullying incidents can be physical, verbal or both.
Also at the Board meeting:
- the Board gave $500 scholarships to graduated seniors Jordan Victor, Kendra Lee and Meaghan McMahon.
- the Board bid farewell to Superintendent Dr. Jacqueline Hoynes,
"I'm speaking just as a parent and someone who lives in the school district," Board President Alan Mihok said, "but I just want to thank her for dedication to the district."