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Does the JCPS bullying tipline work?

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – It’s been a little over a year since Jefferson County Public Schools got its bullying tipline up and running.

The district claims it’s passing with flying colors, while many in the public education system argue the tipline is failing to push back on bullying at school.

The Tipline allows students and their parents to either call in a complaint toll-free or file a report online – the vast majority are filed online.

Complaints come into the bullying prevention office at the Van Hoose Education Center where two resource teachers put together a report, then send it off to the area assistant superintendent overseeing the particular school, and with the school an investigation and action plan are supposed to be carried out.

Through last Tuesday, the district says the tipline received 243 calls or complaints.

“We feel like it's been successful because we know that every case has been followed up on and there's been a resolution for every case,” bullying prevention resource teacher Cheryl Dolson said.

“Let ‘em show ya,” Attorney Teddy Gordon repeated. “Let ‘em show ya.”

Gordon represents dozens of students and their families who are suing JCPS for doing little to nothing to stand up to violent bullies.

“I should have then a decrease in phone calls about bullying, I do not,” Gordon said.

Gordon says only one of his clients was even aware of the bullying tipline.

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