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How can I address bullying, harassment, safety, suicidal behavior, or gender access issues?

posted Jul 7, 2015, 4:52 AM by District Webmaster   [ updated Jul 25, 2018, 8:58 AM by Granger Meador ]
The district has policies against bullying and harassment. If you are the victim or are aware that someone is being bullied or you are experiencing or aware of harassment or gender access issues, your school counselor would be a great person to talk to. You can also use the anonymous Crime Stoppers service to report issues, but talking directly to a site staff member should allow for a faster and more focused response.

You can also report issues at the district level. Bullying issues are handled by the Safe & Healthy Schools Coordinator, while harassment and gender access issues are handled by the Title IX coordinator.

For help with bullying, safety, or suicide concerns:


Kerry Ickleberry is the district’s Safe and Healthy Schools coordinator and handles its anti-bullying program. She is housed at the high school.

Kerry Ickleberry Ms. Kerry Ickleberry
Safe and Healthy Schools Coordinator
Bartlesville High School
918-336-3311 ext. 1196

Say Something

Report Bullying When It Happens

Bartlesville Student Crime Stoppers:

This confidential service is available to all students, parents, teachers, neighbors, and anyone concerned about the safety of their local school. You can call 918-336-CLUE, submit a tip to the web site www.bcrimestoppers.com, or you can submit your information by using the app P3tips. Please mention which school is involved. You will be completely anonymous and will receive information back from the app.

For help with harassment or gender access issues:


Dr. Stephanie Curtis, the district's Director of Personnel & Federal Programs, is also the district's Title IX coordinator who handles harassment and discrimination issues.

Dr. Stephanie Curtis
Dr. Stephanie Curtis
Director of Personnel & Federal Programs; Title IX Coordinator
Education Service Center
918-336-8600 ext. 3527

What is Title IX?

Title IX  of the Education Amendments of 1972 states:

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

Scope of Title IX

Title IX applies to institutions that receive federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education, including state and local educational agencies. Educational programs and activities that receive those funds must operate in a nondiscriminatory manner. Some key issue areas in which recipients have Title IX obligations are: recruitment, admissions, and counseling; financial assistance; athletics; sex-based harassment; treatment of pregnant and parenting students; discipline; single-sex education; and employment. Also, a recipient may not retaliate against any person for opposing an unlawful educational practice or policy, or who has made charges, testified or participated in any complaint action under Title IX.