KPRDSB Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan

The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board (KPR) recognizes the importance of ensuring a safe, inclusive and accepting school environment.  We believe the most effective means to address bullying is through a comprehensive, school-wide approach that engages all stakeholders – students, parents, guardians, staff, School Councils, volunteers and the community.

PURPOSE AND EXPECTATIONS

The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board (KPR) recognizes the importance of ensuring a safe, inclusive and accepting school environment.  We believe the most effective means to address bullying is through a comprehensive, school-wide approach that engages all stakeholders – students, parents, guardians, staff, School Councils, volunteers and the community. 

The purpose of the Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan is to develop, in consultation with our stakeholders, a long-term, school-wide approach to bullying prevention and intervention for all schools.  The plan will be reviewed at least every two years with input from stakeholders. 

KPR also believes a successful bullying prevention and intervention plan is based on consistent, research-approved best practices.  We will consider local needs (geographical, cultural and demographics), and availability of supports when developing and reviewing this plan. 

This Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan is based on, and reflects the requirements of the Ministry of Education’s Model Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan, released January 29, 2013. 

KPR will take the following steps when revising our plan: review school climate surveys to identify concerns; identify best practices and evidence-based programs currently used at the Board; consider what other evidence-based practices may help address concerns; and identify key partners in bullying initiatives as well as potential community partners. 

Every school is required to implement the Board’s Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan, and must comply with the relevant policies and procedures. 

Based on information gathered in the Board’s K-12 Improvement Planning Assessment Tool, the Board has identified the most appropriate strategies to include in the Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan.  Schools are encouraged to use these strategies