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Myers Corners Elementary School Coordinating Committee Receive Bullying Prevention Training

Myers Corners Elementary School has begun their commitment to the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program by training their coordinating committee. Honey Minkowitz, Bullying Prevention Coordinator and Olweus trainer, conducted the two day training for the committee in October and November. The Bullying Prevention Coordinating Committee (BPCC), with Honey, will train the entire school staff and plan to implement the program in September, 2015. Implementing the program includes a community kickoff event and holding weekly classroom meetings with students, along with the use of consistent bullying rules throughout the school. The goals of the Olweus program are to reduce existing bullying problems among students, prevent the development of new bullying problems, and to achieve better peer relationships among students. Students at Myers Corners will take a survey prior to the program’s implementation

to get a clear baseline for bullying in the school and will take another survey after the program has been implemented for the school year. The Olweus program is the most researched bullying prevention program in the world and is a whole school program designed to improve peer relations and make the school a safer and more positive place for students to learn and develop.  The program is made possible by a Dutchess County Agency Partner Grant and with funding from the United Way of the Dutchess Orange Region. For elementary schools interested in the survey only or both survey and implementation of the full program, contact Honey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..