Kansas teens urged to share thoughts on how to stop bullying

Kansas students are being asked to share their thoughts on bullying as the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Bullying Prevention prepares for its second meeting on Tuesday in Garden City.

The meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Horace Good Middle School, 1412 N. Main St.

Members of the public are encouraged to attend and there will be a public comment session offered at each regional site meeting. The meetings will include presentations on bullying and bullying statistics and data.

Public input can be submitted in writing or presented verbally. Written comments, which will be read during the public comment session, should be submitted to Amy Martin one week prior to the scheduled meeting via email at admartin@ksde.org. Written input must include the person’s name, address and county of residence.

Kansas teens are being asked to share their thoughts on bullying, too, by visiting https://mewe.com/join/kansasblueribbontaskforceonbullying. Students are encouraged to visit the site and answer this question: What can we do to prevent bullying in Kansas schools?

The information gathered during the listening tours and elsewhere will be compiled and used to develop recommendations to present to the State Board of Education later this year.

For additional information on the task force meetings, please contact Martin by email at admartin@ksde.org or by phone at 785-296-5608.

Remaining regional site meetings are:

· Monday, Aug. 5: Salina, Smoky Hill Education Service Center, 605 E. Crawford.

· Wednesday, Sept. 25: Girard, Greenbush Education Service Center, 947 W. 47 Highway.

· Wednesday, Nov. 6: Lawrence, Greenbush Resource Center, 1104 E. 1000 Road.

· Monday, Dec. 2: Lawrence, Greenbush Resource Center, 1104 E. 1000 Road.

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