Bullying, Harassment, Safety, Suicide Prevention & Title IX

For help with bullying, safety, or suicide concerns:


Kerry Ickleberry handles the district's anti-bullying program. Her office is at the high school at 1700 SE Hillcrest Dr.

Kerry Ickleberry

Kerry Ickleberry

Director of Health & Safety

Offices at Bartlesville High School
1700 SE Hillcrest Dr
Bartlesville, OK 74003

918-336-3311 ext. 1196


Say Something

Bartlesville Crime Stoppers

  • Call 918-336-CLUE

This confidential service is available to all students, parents, teachers, neighbors, and anyone concerned about the safety of their local school. Call 918-336-CLUE and please mention which school is involved. You will be completely anonymous.

P3 Tips

This confidential service lets you submit tips online. Every district Chromebook also has the P3Tips icon available at the upper right of the web browser.

OK School Tipline

Information about a possible threat to anyone on school property or attending a school-sponsored event can be reported to tipline.ok.gov or by calling 1-855-337-8300.

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.

Stephanie Curtis

Dr. Stephanie Curtis

Executive Director of Personnel & School Support; Title IX Coordinator

Education Service Center
1100 SW Jennings Ave
Bartlesville, OK 74003

918-336-8600 ext. 3527


What is Title IX?

Title IX is a federal law, enacted in 1972, stating that no person on the basis of sex shall be “excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal assistance.”  

New Title IX regulations were released as final rules on May 6, 2020.

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.

New Definition of Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment means conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following:

  1. Quid Pro quo:  An employee of the recipient (district) conditioning the provision of an aid, benefit, or service of the recipient on an individual’s participation in unwelcome sexual conduct; or

  2. Hostile Environment:  Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the recipient’s education program or activity; or

  3. Sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking

per Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. Section 1681 et seq.) and related regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106).

Employee Obligation to Give Notice

The Bartlesville Board of Education will not tolerate sexual harassment by any of its employees or students.  Any employee of the district who has knowledge of sexual harassment or allegations of sexual harassment in the district’s education program or activities is obligated to give notice / report the information to the District’s Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Stephanie Curtis. 

District Title IX Team, Training, Policies and Procedures

Title IX regulations require the district to post materials used to train Title IX Team members.  The district’s Title IX team members were trained using the following materials from the Oklahoma State School Boards Association:

The district’s Title IX Team includes the following members:

  • Dr. Stephanie Curtis, Executive Director of Personnel & School Support

  • Mr. Thad Dilbeck, Executive Director of Activities & Athletics

  • Ms. Kerry Ickleberry, Director of Health and Safety

  • Ms. Angie Niko, Director of Human Resources

All team members must be impartial, unbiased, and free from conflicts.  

More information regarding district Title IX policy and procedures may be found in the following documents:

If you have questions or concerns, please contact:

Dr. Stephanie Curtis

Executive Director of Personnel & School Support

Title IX Coordinator


Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse

Under Oklahoma statute 10A O.S. § 1-2-101, Duty to Report Abuse or Neglect of Child Under Eighteen, ‟Every person having reason to believe that a child under the age of eighteen (18) years is a victim of abuse or neglect shall report the matter promptly to the Department of Human Services.ˮ 

The statute provides for criminal charges if an individual fails to report the suspected abuse or neglect of a minor. If a student tells a district employee that an adult has touched or communicated with them inappropriately, the employee is legally obligated to IMMEDIATELY report the allegation to the DHS Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-800-522-3511. Every allegation of child abuse or neglect, including any inappropriate touching or communications, must be immediately reported to DHS. Even if an employee does not believe the student, the employee must report the allegation to the DHS hotline.

  • It is against the law for staff members to delay reporting to DHS while they investigate a student’s allegation of inappropriate contact. Every allegation of child abuse or neglect, including any inappropriate touching or communications, must be immediately reported to DHS. Even if they do not believe the student, they must report the allegation to the hotline. Failure to immediately report to DHS may subject staff to criminal penalties, and any delay may expose the student or others to further harm. 

  • Any student allegation of abuse or neglect, including inappropriate touching or communications, must be reported to the DHS Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline (1-800-522-3511). Even if you contact local law enforcement about a student’s allegations of abuse, you must also call the Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline to make a report to DHS.