Anti-Bullying Curriculum Implementation
The Blue Springs School District implements an anti-bullying program. Through careful research and commitment by our Board of Education, staff, parents, and community members a program to address bullying in the schools has been adopted. The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) is recognized by the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence as one of only eleven Blueprints Model Programs and by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as a Model Program-two of the highest honors a prevention program can attain. It has also received numerous awards from other organizations dedicated to addressing the issue of bullying and violence among children.
OBPP is used at the school, classroom, and individual levels and includes methods to reach out to parents and the community for involvement and support. School administrators, teachers, and other staff are primarily responsible for introducing and implementing the program. These efforts are designed to improve peer relations and make the school a safer and more positive place for students to learn and develop. Below are links to useful information for parents to help their children.