The Platte County School District cares about the safety and well-being of our students. We want to make sure our schools are a safe place for students to learn. To ensure this, schools have been trained with a program called the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. This program is used throughout the United States and in several countries around the world. More information about the program can be found here
The goals of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program are to reduce bullying problems and prevent new bullying problems from happening. The program also works to make relationships better among students. The program is for all students, not just those who are being bullied or who are bullying others.
Parents and guardians play a key role in this program. Your child will be asked to tell an adult at school and at home if he or she is being bullied or sees bullying happening at school. Students and parents will be provided different ways to report bullying. Our school staff members are being trained to deal with bullying situations when they are reported.
Bullying should not be seen as “kids being kids” or something that students just need to deal with. Having a safe school experience is something that all students should be able to enjoy.
Implementing the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is a long-term commitment to making our schools a safer, more positive place to be.
Bullying and Safety Concerns
Safety is one of our district’s top priorities and to help safeguard our school community, our district is now using SafeSchools Alert, a tip reporting service that allows students, staff, and parents to submit safety concerns to our administration.You and your child can easily report tips on bullying, harassment, or any safety issue you're concerned about through SafeSchools Alert
. Every tip SafeSchools Alert receives about our district is immediately logged in the system and our administration is notified so that they can investigate and take appropriate action. And, tips may also be submitted anonymously if you prefer. Together, using SafeSchools Alert, we can make our district a safer place to learn! Click the icon to submit a tip or concern.