The Elizabethtown Area School District strives to provide all students with a quality education that prepares them to successfully transition from grade level to grade level, as well as graduates to live, learn, and thrive in a global community. To do so, it is necessary to have a school environment where all students feel safe, secure, and ready to learn.
As such, the District uses the internationally-recognized Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP). OBPP is not a curriculum, but a program that deals with bullying at the school-wide, classroom, individual, and community levels. OBPP has proven effective at reducing bullying and making schools a safer, more positive place for students to learn.
As part of the OBPP, students pledge to follow these four anti-bullying rules:
Classrooms meet regularly to talk about the rules, as well as what bullying is, how to ask for help when bullying is occurring, and ways to make the classroom a positive place for students. While Olweus is a school-based initiative, it is our hope that the principles students are learning at school are applied outside of the school day as well.
- We will not bully others.
- We will try to help students who are bullied.
- We will try to include students who are left out.
- If we know that somebody is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and an adult at home.
Goals of the OBPP are as follows:
If you have questions about the OBPP, you may contact Mr. Rich Schwarzman, Assistant to the Superintendent of Support Services, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 367-1521.
- reduce existing bullying problems among students
- prevent the development of new bullying problems
- achieve better peer relations at school