The Greendale School District’s newly formed Climate and Culture Task Force begins its work of examining issues and challenges related to harassment in November.
The task force will include parents, students, teachers and staff.
“The creation of the Task Force is our proactive step to ensure that every student feels safe in our schools, and that each has the opportunity to reach his or her full academic, social and emotional potential.”
Greendale High School made the news in September when a 17-year-old male student wrote a fake bomb threat in a bathroom because he told police he wanted to disrupt the homecoming activities. Police reports indicated that the teen experienced prolonged bullying by his peers, including nominating him for homecoming court as a prank.
The Greendale School District aims to provide its students and staff with a positive educational experience at all times, free from harassment or intimidation, according to a release.
The Climate and Culture Task Force Task Force is charged with assessing and understanding the current situation, and within that context, proposing solutions to issues and challenges related to harassment. Additionally, the Task Force will examine and evaluate the programs and procedures currently in place in each of the Greendale Schools and make recommendations for improvements.
“Our goal with the Task Force is to clearly understand any issues in the Greendale community so that we can take steps to ensure every child feels a strong sense of belonging in our schools,” added Tharp. “By talking as acommunity, by seeking input and feedback from our parents and students, and by evaluating our current procedures for dealing with acts of harassment or intimidation, we can accomplish this goal.”
For more information, please contact Superintendent Dr. John Tharp at (414) 423-2700.