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Bullying prevention is a "moral imperative," Pasco superintendent says

Over recent months, the Pasco County school district has seen its share of bullying incidents. One case that's a few years old led the School Board to adopt an agreement with the federal government to dramatically improve its policies on harassment and discrimination.

Pasco superintendent Kurt Browning says in a column for the Tampa Bay Times that the schools and the community must combat the problem of bullying head on. It will take extra education, training and vigilance on everyone's part, he writes:

"Our desire is to put an end to bullying and harassment in our public schools. The education community cannot do this without the support and involvement of the greater Pasco County community. We must stand together to have any chance of eradicating bullying, harassment and violent behaviors. I promise that we will do our part to create civil and respectful school cultures where bullying is not tolerated and I hope I can count on all of you to do your part."

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[Last modified: Sunday, May 19, 2013 6:53am]


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