Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 5/4/2021 - 5:30 PM
Type: Info
Subject: 2. Report with Possible Action on Bullying Prevention
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
Goal 2
Student, Family and Community Engagement
Policy: Admin Policy 8.52 - Bullying
File Attachment:
Background: In September 2019, the Milwaukee Board of School Directors approved Resolution 1819R-017 regarding bullying prevention. Since that time, district staff have reviewed best practice in bullying prevention, developed proposed revisions to Administrative Policy 8.52 (Bullying), and developed Administrative Procedures 8.52 (Bullying) to support the policy. The proposed revisions and draft procedure have been submitted for the review process before they come before the Board for consideration.

A bullying prevention professional development for district administrators has been drafted, detailing the proposed changes to the policy and the newly developed procedures, and incorporating recommendations for bullying prevention, intervention, and safety planning. A companion professional development has been created for teachers and is in progress for support staff, tailored toward their role in supporting the prevention of bullying. A presentation on bullying prevention was provided for parents and other members of the district community during the Community Conversation in December 2020.

Through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, district staff members participated in both instructor-led and self-paced learning opportunities with Dr. Chad Rose of the Bully Prevention Lab at the University of Missouri. These learning opportunities were made available to school and district-based staff at no cost, as a result of our receipt of the 2019-21 DPI school-based mental health grant.
Fiscal Impact Statement:
Implementation and Assessment Plan
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Jennifer Mims Howell - Director of Specialized Services
Signed By:
Keith Posley, Ed.D. - Superintendent