• Bullying Prevention

    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, we are in the process of training all of our schools 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. Our goal is to have all of our schools trained and implementing the Olweus program by the beginning of the 2017-18 school year. Each year a building within the District is trained by certified national trainers and will begin implementing the program. As of 2015, Platte City Middle School, Barry School, Paxton School, and Siegrist Elementary have received training.

    Anti-bullying Resources