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Bully prevention training in Federal Way schools
From staff reports:
Federal Way Public Schools announced Sept. 20 that staff throughout the district are participating in bullying prevention training this year as part of an increased emphasis on bullying district-wide.
Previously, each school within the district had separate bullying policies and procedures, said Judy Lemmel, director of K-12 Teaching for Learning with FWPS. Now, Federal Way has a updated its district-wide policy in regards to bullying to create more consistency from school to school. The district also appointed a compliance officer. The changes came in response to changes in Washington state legislation.
“Our overall goal is to make kids college ready, and they can only do that in a safe, supportive environment,” Lemmel said. “We want kids to learn to respect and care about others.”
At Federal Way High School, students will host workshops on bullying on Sept. 23 and Sept. 26 at the school. Federal Way High School has an annual presentation on bullying, but this year the students are emphasizing bullying prevention as part of the school culture, according to the district.
To learn more, visit www.fwps.org/info/bullying.