Olweus Program

Olweus 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.

  • What is Bullying?

    • BSSD Definition as in conjunction with Missouri State Statute:

      “A person is bullied when they are exposed, repeatedly and over time, to unwanted intimidating, aggressive, or harassing behavior that would cause a reasonable student to fear for her property or safety, or which behavior substantially disrupts the educational environment.” 

  • What should you do if your child is being bullied?

If you feel like you or your student has been part of an incident per handbook review, please download and complete the fillable Incident Report Form. Below, is the viewable version of the form.

Incident Report

  1. Complete this form and email or fax it directly to your building principal.
  2. If you have not heard from your building pricipal within 48 hours, please call the office and follow-up with them directly.

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