continued “The reason a bully needs to cut someone else down is to build themselves up,” Harshbarger said.
In an effort to tackle bullying, the district has been initiating age appropriate conversations with students as well as designating administrators as DASA coordinators in each building as the go-to person for those encountered with a bullying situation.
“The district’s response is always going to be measured against what the act of bullying was,” Harshbarger said.
While minor incidents will be dealt with at the classroom level, serious incidents should be reported.
“It is somewhat of a societal shift,” Harshbarger said. “We don’t want bullying to be acceptable.”
For more information and to obtain a copy of the district’s policy, log onto nscsd.org. Information regarding Dignity for All Students can be found under the dropdown menu labeled “district” on the homepage.