TRS - HIB
Dear Students, Parents, and Community Members:
TRS (Trust-Respect-Support) continues to be our proactive approach to character education, including strategies to prevent harassment, intimidation and bullying (HIB).
- Our district has always taken student misconduct seriously, in all forms, and will continue to do so.
- We support the goals of the new law and will fully implement its requirements.
- The new law requires reporting of suspected HIB, investigation and determination of whether the behavior is HIB or not. It defines specific reporting and follow-up activities.
- The district policy and contact information for the Anti-Bullying Coordinator and Anti-Bullying Specialists is available here on the district and school websites.
- The best approach to addressing HIB is collaboration with parents, clergy and community leaders to develop a community and school culture which does not tolerate incidents of HIB and promotes appropriate behavior.
- The law necessitates that human and capital resources be redirected from existing programs and services to meet its requirements.
- The law specifies staff training, student education, and reporting timelines.
- Many instances of student behavior outside the school suspected to be HIB must be reported and addressed by school staff in the same fashion as in-school behavior.
- We have established school safety teams (see below) and will be speaking with students, staff and parents throughout the year about HIB incidents, the district response and prevention.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me directly.
Kurt Walton - District Anti-Bullying Coordinator
TRS / HIB School Safety Teams:
Detective Joe D'Annibale: District Consultant
* School Anti-Bullying Specialist