The Dodge County Independent has good coverage of the K-M School Board meeting May 28, and school officials' presentations on what's being done regarding bullying. Hats off to editor and publisher Randy Carlsen for the exhaustive coverage...not posted on the website yet, but check back.
Also note the lengthy guest column from K-M Superintendent Mark Matuska. Here are the key lines:
Yet, one of the biggest changes we are going to make in school might make the most significant impact. We are going to start doing a better job of tracking kids who are being targeted...instead of just monitoring those who instigate poor behavior, Kasson-Mantorville Schools are going to start tracking students who are targeted by other children. We anticipate that it may often be multiple individuals at different times who are finding one or more students to target.
All of our staff will be reporting incidents, even if they handled them personally...We need to help those students who are not helping themselves. We will make this a priority for next year in every building at Kasson-Mantorville.
Wonder what Rochester schools do along these lines? Me, too.