By SHERRI KOLADE
DEARBORN — “Response to Bullying” parent meetings are slated to begin this month. Dearborn Public Schools Supt. Brian Whiston said community education is a big deterrent against bullying.
“Students are in school six to seven hours a day, but bullying can happen at any time, anywhere, 24-7,” Whiston said. “That is why it is so important for our community and our parents to be involved in our Response to Bullying program. This is not only a school concern but a community concern.”
There are a total of four meetings, lasting roughly two hours each with PTA Council members and district staff providing information on a variety of anti-bullying activities taking place in the Dearborn schools and how parents can be part of the effort, according to dearbornschools.org
“Specific information will include an explanation of what is and what is not bullying, an overview of cyber bullying, and a review of Dearborn’s anti-bullying curriculum,” the site said.
The sites added that parents only need to attend one of the following meetings:
• March 21, 7 p.m., Woodworth Middle School, 4951 Ternes.
• April 4, 10 a.m., Administrative Service Center, 18700 Audette.
• April 4, 7 p.m., Administrative Service Center, 18700 Audette.
• April 24, 9 a.m., Woodworth Middle School, 4951 Ternes.
For more information, parents can contact their school principal, school PTA, or the district Administration Office at 313-827-3020.