Anti-Bullying Policies

  • Bullying in schools is a real concern of students, parents, staff and community members. Anti-bullying efforts have been aligned with our PBIS systems here at Ann K. Heiman. We adhere to the Bullying in Schools - board policy JICDE regarding bullying prevention and education in our school. We currently utilize a K-5 curriculum called "Bullying Prevention in Positive Behavior Support." This program utilizes a system of "Stop, Walk and Talk" to help not only victims of bullying but bystanders and bullies themselves to know what to do when bullying has occurred. The mission here is to give students the tools to reduce bullying behavior through the blending of school-wide positive behavior support, explicit instruction, and a redefining of the bullying construct.