Dignity for All Students/Bullying Prevention/Conflict Resolution
The Dignity for All Students Act was created to require a school environment free of harassment and discrimination.
No student shall be subjected to harassment or bullying by employees or students on school property or at a school function; nor shall any student be subjected to discrimination based on a person’s actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity or expression), or sex by school employees or students on school property or at a school function.
At Monroe-Woodbury, a number of programs have been implemented to create a safe and welcoming environment for everyone:
- Olweus anti-bullying programs – district-wide
- weekly or monthly activities to encourage students to understand and respond to bullying
- Safe School Ambassadors – secondary
- training workshops and monthly meetings to teach students how to resolve conflicts and respond to bullying in their peer group
- Bucket Fillers – early elementary
- teaches kindness and supporting other students in a fun project
- National School Climate Survey district – wide
- The district has begun implementation of a series of anonymous questionnaires offered to the community, faculty, staff and students assessing their sense of security, support and supervision in the district. Completed surveys are compiled to create a snapshot of district environment. Specific suggestions for improvement are based on the survey compilation.