Safety is our first priority. In an effort to use every able resource to STOP bullying and other risky behaviors in our schools, Rowan County Schools proudly announces the implementation of the “Safety Tipline Online Prevention” or STOP! Tipline. The STOP! Tipline is designed for use as an "online" reporting/prevention tool which is provided free by the Kentucky Center for School Safety. If students, parents or community members know of an unsafe situation in school (bullying, weapons, drugs or alcohol, etc.), they can anonymously pass on that information to school personnel by using this basic email format.
“We believe that students who might be afraid to come to a teacher, an administrator, or another person in authority to report an incident of bullying or any other safety issue might be less reluctant to share their information if they are offered an ‘online’ reporting option,” said Supt. Marvin Moore. “By giving people the ability to report their concerns using their tablets, iPads, or cell phones, we will be able to address problems before they can escalate.”
The process for using the tip line involves locating the STOP Tipline logo on the district webpage at www.rowan.kyschools.us. Immediately, students or community members can anonymously report bullying, cyber-bullying, violence, risky behavior or other safety concerns to school personnel by using a basic email format. Tips can be left anonymously or students may choose to have someone contact them. More information can be found about the tip line at www.kycss.org/stop/about.php or http://www.kycss.org/stop/stop.php?district=Rowan.County.School.District
The announcement of the STOP! Tipline comes on the heels of Kentucky Safe School Week and it aligns with this year’s theme “Safety Teamwork Opportunity Power!; STOP! Bullying, Violence and Risky Behavior in our Schools! www.kysafeschools.org
“Our Comprehensive Safe School Plan is always changing to keep our students and staff safe. This tip line is just another powerful tool in our toolbox that we can use to help prevent bullying, harassment and other unsafe behaviors in our schools,” says Supt. Moore.