Bullying took center stage at Northdale Middle School in Coon Rapids Oct. 24 – quite literally.
Bullying in schools has been a hot button topic among parents, teachers, administrators and students.
One hundred students from Coon Rapids (CRHS) and Centennial high schools gathered last fall to discuss how to end bullying in their schools.
Anoka-Hennepin School District board members swiftly adopted changes Oct. 22 to a trio of policies relating to bullying and harassment.
A few weeks ago in this space, I talked about the problem of bullying and shared my experience with bullies who used their power to mistreat my three children, who are now adults.
There is an urgent message about the need to have established policies and strategies in place to confront bullying in schools, governed by a state policy that is considered the weakest and shortest in the country.
It’s probably been 20 years since I happened upon an essay written by my daughter, who is now a 38-year-old mother of two.
With the goal of improving the school climate for all students, the Anoka-Hennepin School District is seeking students and other community members to serve on the anti-bullying/anti-harassment task force.