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Baldwin Bullies

Sadly the following 2 paragraphs appear on page 14 of our district handbook and are all that exist for a Bullying Policy! What is even more sad, is that these exact 2 paragraphs can be copy and pasted from the Kansas State Board of Education website as a generic disclaimer for bullying. So you are absolutly right "baldwinks", Something is wrong!!!

"The Board of Education prohibits bullying in any form on school property, in a school
vehicle or at a school-sponsored activity or event. The administration shall propose, and
the Board shall review and approve a plan to address bullying on school property, in a
school vehicle or at a school-sponsored activity or event.
The plan shall include provisions for the training and education of staff members and
students and shall include appropriate community involvement as approved by the Board.
Students who have bullied others in violation of this policy may be subject to disciplinary
action, up to and including suspension and expulsion. If appropriate, students who violate
the bullying prohibition shall be reported to local law enforcement.

November 3, 2010 at 10:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Baldwin Bullies

I have to disagree with you, While the parents do often contribute, even inadvertantly, to the problem, by not teaching enough compassion or fairness, there are many, many bullies currently enrolled in our very own schools that are succumbing to peer pressure. How many time have we heard " I can't understand why he/she would do that. I didn't raise them that way". It's like a cold, It can start out with one person, but someone else will start doing it too, then another and so on. Not to mention that kids are just mean to each other! It wasn't so long ago that we were in school that we should not be able to remember the viciousness of our peers.

November 3, 2010 at 8:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Baldwin Bullies

The schools have a huge hand in the severity of bullying in the sense that they don't make enough effort stop it.

Most School districts have a generic copy/paste policy on paper, if that.
If we as parents would be more proactive in our schools harrasment and bullying policies we could see implemented, not only a policy against bullying, but a positive support system for victims.

With the new consolodation more than likely in our futures no matter how badly we don't want it and no matter how detrimental it will be to our community, one thing will be for certain! Bullying will only increse in our lower grades due to larger numbers of students with not enough adults, which will give it an earlier hold on our children.

One huge thing that could be done to prevent alot of future bullying in our schools is to make the problem more public....
~we have "say no to drugs" week, why not block bulllies week?
~there are "say no to drugs" posters in all our schools, but have any of you seen a bright eye catching poster in any of the halls denouncing bullying?

The possibilities of things that we could be doing are endless, yet here we sit with no policy to speak of and our children not wanting to go to school. What is wrong w/ this picture?

November 3, 2010 at 7:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )