Monday, August 26, 2013

8-27-13 new climate report says more than half of parents, students and staff view bullying as moderate to severe problem at fdl high school

The Fond du lac School superintendent says he believes the school district is on the right track when it comes to creating a safe and respectful learning environment for students.  The district’s annual
climate report shows there were a total of 362 bullying incident reports last school year with most occurring at the middle school level.   The report also shows at the high school, 51-percent of students, 52-percent of parents and 53 percent of staff perceive bullying as a moderate to severe problem.  Superintendent Dr. Jim Sebert says the good news is that those percentages are down
slightly from the year before.  "I think its good that we know that and I think we look at the areas that we outlined in the recommendations of things we continue to do, the PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support) model is huge ,"  Sebert said.   "...continuing to focus on being safe, respectful and responsible, and continuing to use our school resource officers, and to have teachers develop positive relationships with kids.  Those are the keys to continue to eradicate bullying across the district."  

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