The policy template, when completed, will be made available to schools free of charge. A timeline has been set to finalize the definitions and policy template so that materials will be available to schools in May 2011.
To finish the session, the group viewed a presentation by Jeff Sisson, who is the Health, Safety and Risk Management Specialist from CVES about the Olweus Anti Bullying Program. This affordable program involves not only the teachers and staff of the participating school but also the students, parents and the community in a culture changing educational process. Olweus has over 30 years of expertise and research shows it to significantly reduce bullying behavior when used as prescribed.
The next task force meeting is scheduled for March 10. If you would like to participate please contact Wanda McQueen the Project Administrator at 561-0100 ext. 357.