End of the Year School Climate and Bullying Student Survey
In our school management plan we strive to have a high percentage of staff respond appropriately to reports of bullying behavior. We have been using the Committee for Children Steps to Respect and now the Second Step Bullying Units which emphasize annual staff training and reminders to listen empathically to all reports (affirm the child's feelings) and gather enough information to determine if the behavior meets the definition of bullying (unfair, one-sided, negative power). Research shows that if staff do not listen to reports students will stop reporting. This question on the survey all 3rd - 5th graders completed last week shows we have aways to go to meet our goal.