Thursday, January 24, 2013
Keystone Oaks already has updated its anti-bullying policy. Now the rest of the state may be required to follow.
A new bill, co-sponsored by State Rep. Erin Molchany (D-Brookline), is aimed at addressing bullying in Pennsylvania schools, and creates new requirements for school districts to deal with the issue. The Pennsylvania Safe Schools legislation, known as the PASS Act, would establish procedures for responding to and reporting bullying in schools. "The fact remains that students across the commonwealth are taunted, harassed and threatened at alarming rates. In particular, young members of the LGBT community (or those perceived to be) and racial minorities are at the highest risk," Molchany said in a statement released Wesnesday. "Every study that has analyzed the impact of bullying has shown the devastating consequences to students in the …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Keystone Oaks School Board will meet today, Thursday, Dec. 6.
The Keystone Oaks School Board will hold its annual reorganization meeting, followed by its monthly business meeting, today, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. in the board room at Keystone Oaks High School. Among the items up for discussion on today's agenda are changes to the anti-bullying and transportation policies, as well as personnel items. Both of those policies, with the changes, are included in the meeting agenda package, which is attached to this article as a PDF document. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The Keystone Oaks School Board on Thursday revised its anti-bullying policy to include cyber bullying.
In a cyber age where technology seems to change every season, even simple school policies are playing catch-up. On Thursday, the Keystone Oaks School Board revised the district's anti-bullying policy to include cyber bullying. Whereas the policy formerly defined bullying mainly as a physical or verbal act, it now defines bullying as "an intentional and unwelcome electronic (cyber), written, verbal, or physical act, or a series of acts," that has several specified characteristics. Superintendent William Stropkaj said that under the revised policy, the school can investigate bullying cases that occur both inside and outside of a school setting, in particular, if the bullying is interfering with a student's education or creating a threatening…