bullying

This spring, Governor Mark Dayton signed into law new legislation to address bullying in public schools. Our school board passed a new policy in August, and copies of the policy (514) have been sent to all families and all staff members. Here are some things to know about the new anti-bullying law, from the Minnesota […]

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Superintendent Vern Koepp addressed changes in education funding, anti-bullying practices and other issues in recapping the 2014 legislative session at the June 19 Rush City School Board meeting. Student bullying falls under the Safe and Supportive Schools Act, covering behavior at school, on school buses, at school events or via electronics that happens outside of […]

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Bullying in schools is real and it needs to be addressed. There’s a bill in the Legislature that would define bullying and prescribe how school administrators should respond to a bullying complaint. Critics say the state should get out of solving bullying problems, while proponents say the present 37-word bill doesn’t go far enough in […]

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To help build a more respectful school culture, Youth Frontiers, the leading character education organization in the Upper Midwest, will partner with in North Branch Area High School Feb. 14, to host a comprehensive Respect Retreat for the 10th grade class to help reduce bullying. Through initiatives that focus on the importance of being respected […]

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By Jon Tatting— An educator from a nearby school district has been chosen as the new principal at Rush City High School. The school board hired and personally welcomed Brent Stavig at its regular meeting Thursday, May 17. His initial one-year contract begins July 1, so he’ll be ready to greet students back to school […]

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To help build a more respectful school culture, Youth Frontiers, a Twin Cities-based character education organization, will partner with North Branch Area High school to host a Respect Retreat for the sophomore class to help reduce bullying. Youth Frontiers’ retreats for schools use interactive games, music, small discussion groups and gripping stories to break down […]

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