Bully Reporting at MHS
Mulberry High School has initiated an anonymous reporting system for students in which they can feel safe in reporting physical, verbal, emotional, sexual, and cyber bullying. This link is for parents, students and staff who wish to report bullying.
This may be accomplished by calling or emailing the Assistant Principal Lori Leverett or the Dean of Students Jerri Gable. Ms. Leverett handles students in the 9th and 12th grades, while Mr. Gable handles those students in the 10th and 11th grades.
You may remain anonymous by calling on the phone, you may come in and fill out an anonymous reporting form, or you may download the form and mail or fax it to the school.
By working together, we can make our schools and community a safe haven for all stakeholders.
What is the Jeffrey Johnston Act?
An act relating to school safety; creating s. 1006.147 F.S.; providing a short title; prohibiting bullying and harassment of any student or employee of a public K-12 educational institution; providing minimum requirements for the contents of the policy; requiring the Department of Education to develop a model policy; providing immunity; providing restrictions with respect to defense of an action and application of the section; requiring department approval of a school district's policy and school district compliance with reporting procedures as prerequisites to receipt of safe schools funds; requiring a report on implementation; providing for construction; providing for severability; providing an effective date.
Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: Section 1. Section 1006.147, Florida Statutes, is created to read: 1006.147 Bullying and harassment prohibited.
Effective December 1, 2008, all schools must have the following in place: Reporting System, Investigation Procedures, Action Plan.
Why the new law is good for schools
- Better climate
- Lower referral rate
- Higher attendance rate (15% related to bullying)