Stand up against bullying
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
  • Must give policy to all school employees
  • Must include policy in student handbooks
  • Must be available to parents/community on school website
--Designate a staff member as the primary contact person in each school who will fairly implement the policy
--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

 
Staff Development
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
  • Information about the Safe School legislation
  • Information about bullying report forms
  • Information about how to identify and address bullying
  • Strategies for preventing bullying
  • Resources available regarding bullying
 
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

Resource List:
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: 
http://fios.verizon.com/cyberbullying/

​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/