Safe Schools – Anti-Bullying at Kimball Schools
Purpose: In 2014, Safe School legislation was passed in MN which requires all schools to
--Have a policy relating to bullying
--Begin to investigate reports of bullying within three days
--Indicate how reports of bullying will be addressed
--Provide information about available resources
--Provide ongoing staff development to address bullying
Newly hired staff will be trained on the bullying policy at their Induction Day in August. All new staff will be given a copy of the Bullying Prohibition Policy No. 514.
Kimball staff will address bullying on a 3-yr cycle on “District Day” at the beginning of the school year. Staff development may include
Program Used at Kimball Schools: Olweus: Bullying Prevention Program © 2007
Survey: All students in gr 3-12 will complete the Olweus Bullying Questionnaire before the program begins and at regular intervals.
Elementary T-shirts: Each student PreK-Gr6 will be encouraged to purchase a t-shirt. Grant money will be used to bring the cost of the t-shirt to approx. $4 ea. The t-shirts will be worn the 2nd Wednesday of the month which will be “Stand Up” day.
Stand Up Day: Classroom meetings will be conducted on Stand Up day each month. Topics will include playground/cafeteria/bus behavior, cyberbullying, watching video scenarios and discussion of how to handle the situation, role-play activities, etc.
Committee: a committee will meet periodically to discuss the anti-bullying program at Kimball Schools. Teachers, parents and students will be invited to attend.
Bullying Report Form (pdf)
Bullying Prohibition Policy - summarized for students (pdf)
Link to Bullying Prohibition Policy No. 514
Bullying & Cyberbullying Resources & Advice: www.nobullying.com
Resources compiled by the MN Dept of Education: http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/StuSuc/SafeSch/BullyiCyberBullyPrev/index.html
Cyberbullying Tips for Kids: http://www.netsmartz.org/Cyberbullying
Pacer's National Bullying Prevention Center: http://www.pacer.org/bullying/resources/
Spookley The Square Pumpkin digital resource kit for Gr K-3: http://www.pacer.org/bullying/resources/toolkits/spookley/