ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES A. Needs Assessment Questions B. How to Assess for Bullying 1. Open-ended interview 2. Structured interviews 3.

School maps of ³hot spots´ 4. Survey measures 5. Peer nominations 6. Teacher nominations and ratings 7. Social Action Measures- Use school information a) Office Discipline Referrals 8. School Climate Measures 9. Assess for gang presence C. Identifying ³High-risk´ Students E. Possible Obstacles Assessment

The following approaches are integral to establishing a safe and supportive school environment. These underscore the importance of our bullying intervention and prevention initiatives: ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ setting clear expectations for students and establishing school and classroom routines; creating safe school and classroom environments for all students, including for students with disabilities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender students, and homeless students; using appropriate and positive responses and reinforcement, even when students require discipline; using positive behavioral supports; encouraging adults to develop positive relationships with students; modeling, teaching, and rewarding pro-social, healthy, and respectful behaviors; using positive approaches to behavioral health, including collaborative problem-solving, conflict resolution training, teamwork, and positive behavioral supports that aid in social and emotional development; using the Internet safely; and supporting students¶ interest and participation in non-academic and extracurricular activities, particularly in their areas of strength Class rules and expectations

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According to a study performed in the United States consisting of 15,000 students in grades 6-10 the study found that 17% of students reported having been bullied ³sometimes or more often´ during the school year. An average of 19% said they bullied others ³sometimes or more often and 6% reported both bullying and being a victim of bullying

Superintendent. Principals. Principals or Designees. or more frequently Responsible Parties: Building Principals or Designees Community Task Force. Technology Director. including an Internet safety policy. District-Wide Crisis Team Timeline: ongoing annually ongoing spring 2011 ongoing ongoing complete fall 2010 June 2010 and June 2011 ongoing annually . Assistant Superintendent Community Task Force. Assistant Superintendent. Principals Community Task Force. and for accessing information related to targets and aggressors 4) planning for the ongoing professional development that is required by the law 5) planning supports that respond to the needs of targets and aggressors 6) choosing and implementing the curricula that the school or district will use 7) developing new or revising current policies and protocols under the Plan. Principals. Counselors Superintendent. Teachers. Principals or Designees. Counselors Superintendent. Foxborough School Committee Assistant Superintendent. Assistant Superintendent. and designating key staff to be in charge of implementation of them 8) amending student and staff handbooks and codes of conduct 9) leading the parent or family engagement efforts and drafting parent information materials 10) reviewing and updating the Plan each year.Task: 1) receiving reports on bullying 2a) collecting and analyzing district-wide data on bullying to assess the present problem and to measure improved outcomes (annual student surveys) 2b) collecting and analyzing building data on bullying to assess the present problem and to measure improved outcomes (incident reports) 3) creating a process for recording and tracking incident reports. Assistant Superintendent Principals or Designees. Professional Development Team Principals or Designees. Teachers. Guidance Staff Assistant Superintendent. FPS Mental Health Services Team Assistant Superintendent.

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