Lee’s Summit R-7 schools continue to emphasize safe learning environments through anti-bullying efforts

// Posted By Janie Rohlfing

The Lee’s Summit R-7 School District is continuing its emphasis on a safe learning environment for all students through ongoing anti-bullying efforts. The school district prohibits all forms of bullying as well as reprisal or retaliation against any person who reports an act of bullying among or against students.

Through Missouri House Bill 1583, approved during spring 2017, all school districts are required to make changes to their bullying policies. The district’s Policy JFCF (bullying and cyberbullying) and JFCG (hazing) are the specific policies that address these situations. All Board policies are available at this link.

Lee’s Summit R-7 staff members provide education and information about bullying prevention and reporting to students annually. This also includes information about the numerous ways available for students and others to report bullying. In addition to contacting the school principal or other staff members, reporting may take place anonymously by selecting the Safe Schools Alert icon on each school’s website. Confidential reporting may occur via text, e-mail, phone or website and can include reporting of tips as well as praise for staff members.

Each Lee’s Summit R-7 staff member is participating in online training focusing on prevention of bullying as well as how to appropriately address suspected or reported bullying.

For more information about bullying, cyberbullying, student lessons related to bullying and reporting of bullying, visit the Lee’s Summit R-7 bullying awareness website.

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