Crown Point tackles bullying

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A lot has changed at Crown Point Central over the past 10 years or so. The current administration, led by Mrs. Shari Brannock, has brought changes to Crown Point Central that we can all be proud of. A cadre of excellent teachers, hard working staff members, a supportive board combined with the excellent leadership of the administrative team, have brought Crown Point Central into the limelight even at the national level.

It wasn’t that long ago when Crown Point Central was on the state “need of improvement” list and was in danger of being taken over by the state education department.

Crown Point can now boast of being designated as a high performing school, four years in a row!

In 2005, as you may know, Crown Point Central School was chosen in 2005 as a Model School for America’s Choice, an educational partner with the National Center on Education and the Economy. In addition another national organization, CFES (College for Every Student) has recognized Crown Point as a School of Distinction for its staff and student leadership and its outstanding portfolio filled with Early College Awareness and Mentoring activities.

What makes this even more impressive is that it has been accomplished in the face of declining revenues from the state, all the while maintaining very moderate tax increases for the taxpayers.

A lot has changed in Crown Point Central and we can all be proud of our achievements. However, change doesn’t come easy. An extraordinary amount of work has gone into what has been accomplished, and now we are moving on to the next big challenge.

It mostly involves the issue of bullying. Bullying itself is not a new issue and it isn’t just an issue at Crown Point Central. If you have been watching the news lately, it is now a major topic of concern at the national level.

Michael St. Pierre is president of the Crown Point Central School board of education.

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