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Where have we been?
The campus and central oﬃce administra<on realized
that parents had made some valid statements about a
need for a full review of all policies and procedures
rela<ng to bullying. Therefore, the superintendent
assigned the emergency management team to work on
a comprehensive plan to address the parents’ concerns.
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BISD Community of Respect Task Force
A diverse group of district and community members were
invited to par<cipate in a task force addressing current
issues regarding bullying brought to our aDen<on. Our goal
was to deﬁne, iden<fy behaviors, discuss posi<ve responses
and develop a district wide system to provide a climate of
change beginning with the 2010‐11 school year.
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Bullying (From BISD’s Code of Conduct)
Bullying means engaging in wriDen or verbal expression or physical conduct
that school personnel determine:
Will have the eﬀect of physically harming a student, damaging a student’s
property, or placing a student in reasonable fear of harm to the student’s
person or of damage to the student’s property or is suﬃciently severe,
persistent, or pervasive enough that the ac<on or threat creates an
in<mida<ng, threatening, or abusive educa<onal environment for the
student (Texas Educa<on Code 25.0342).
No student shall engage in any form of bullying, nor shall any student
encourage or assist any other person in bullying.
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Bullying doesn’t just happen face to face. It includes
electronic communica<ons, including: e‐mail, Facebook,
TwiDer, text messaging, etc.
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Staﬀ: Are you a bully?
In addi<on to the state’s deﬁni<on of bullying, staﬀ also
bully when they consistently use degrading nega<ve
comments openly about a student or students. Whether
this is one student or a whole class, it is s<ll bullying.
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Community of Respect Everywhere, C.O.R.E., is an ongoing ini<a<ve
throughout Birdville ISD backed by the philosophy that promotes
posi<ve and safe learning climates while developing
responsibility, accountability and respect. Each of us teaches
character educa<on by the way we talk, the behaviors we model,
the conduct we tolerate, the deeds we encourage, and the
expecta<ons we transmit.
It is not one more thing on our plate…it is the plate.
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Where do we go from here?
• District must embrace this as a cri<cal focus at all levels
• Training for staﬀ and students must take place and it
must be throughout the year
• Every campus must address this issue, determine a plan
to implement, and include it in their campus
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What have we done?
• Formed Community of Respect Task Force
• Ins<gated Independent Inves<ga<on of Current District Policy
• Contacted and consulted with Barbara Coloroso, interna<onally renowned expert
• Developed protocol and procedures for repor<ng incidents on campus.
• Arranged presenta<on by speaker Jus<n Lookadoo for counselors, task force members,
principals and Leadership on communica<on, respect and climate change
• Expand Crime Stoppers on every campus
• Reinstate character educa<on/virtues. . . C.O.R.E. values
• Developed Safety Zone website
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C.O.R.E. Values for 2010‐11 School Year
• First six weeks – Responsibility
• Second six weeks – Empathy
• Third six weeks – Kindness
• Fourth six weeks – Honesty
• FiYh six weeks – Acceptance
• Sixth six weeks – Courage
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Ac<vi<es Happening on the Campuses
• Campus task forces established to facilitate/oversee ini<a<ves‐including
students from all ranges
• Incorporated messages with C.O.R.E. values over announcements, in
newsleDers, on websites using video clips, public service announcements,
mo<va<on quotes, etc.
• Adop<ng a community service project in which all staﬀ and students can
• Display cases showing C.O.R.E. values
• Theatre Arts departments wri<ng and performing skits
• Athle<c teams visi<ng elementary schools as mentors and community
hospitals to visit and assist pa<ents modeling C.O.R.E. values
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Ac<vi<es Happening on the Campuses
• Coaches incorpora<ng values/character lessons into prac<ce
• Classroom teachers incorpora<ng C.O.R.E. values in
discussions, wri<ng assignments, projects, etc.
• Music departments wri<ng jingles to support C.O.R.E. values
• Random Acts of Kindness recogni<ons
• Art department designs signs and posters depic<ng C.O.R.E.
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Ac<vi<es Happening on the Campuses
• Guest speakers presen<ng ci<zenship/character values to
• Anonymous “Pay it Forward” cer<ﬁcates are distributed
throughout the district to keep the message of C.O.R.E.
• “Safety Zones” established on campuses
• Promo<on of Crime Stoppers program
• U<lize district protocol for repor<ng incidents on campus
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Student‐on‐Student Alterca<on Response Chart
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Resources available to vic<ms and oﬀenders
• BISD Evening Counseling Services
• BISD Evening Family Group Educa<on Program
• Safe Haven‐a nonproﬁt organiza<on that exists to end violence
through safety, support, preven<on and social change
• Paren<ng Center‐providing the tools to succeed through family life
educa<on classes, counseling, in home case management, and co‐
• Other local agencies and counselors
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• Coloroso, B. (2009). The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander: From Preschool to High School‐‐How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the
Cycle (Updated EdiBon) (Updated ed.). New York: Collins Living.
• Eklind, D. H., & Sweet, F. (n.d.). How to Do Character Educa<on. Character EducaBon ‐ Free Resources, Materials, Lesson Plans. Retrieved
October 21, 2010, from hDp://www.goodcharacter.com/Ar<cle_4.html
• Barney Fudge, Consultant for School Health and SDFSC, ESC Region XI
email@example.com Phone 817.740.7637, Mailing Address: ESC Region XI, 3001 North Freeway, Fort Worth, Texas
• Jus<n Lookadoo, na<onal speaker and author, Bullies on the Playground
www.lookadoo.com Phone 310.489.7181, Mailing address: P.O. Box 3104, McKinney, Texas 75070
• Eric May, Director of Preven<on Services, SafeHaven of Tarrant County
www.safehaventc.org Phone 817.546.6040 x 239, Mailing address: 6815 ManhaDan Blvd. Suite 105, Ft. Worth, Texas 76120, Hotline
• Kim Rocha, Center Coordinator, Alliance for Children,
KRocha@AllianceforChildren.org Phone 817‐427‐3110 x 101, Mailing Address: 625 Grapevine Highway, Hurst, Texas 76054
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“In any moment of decision, the best
thing you can do is the right thing. The
worst thing you can do is nothing” ~
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Copies of this presenta<on/handouts are
available online at