FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
State Board of Education to Consider Anti-Bullying Resolution
VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Washington State Board of Education (SBE) will vote on an anti-bullying resolution at the Nov. 14-15 board meeting in Vancouver, at the ESD 112 office.
What: State Board of Education Board Meeting
When: 8 am to 5:25 pm, Thursday, November 14
Where: Educational Service District 112
SBE’s student board members, Mara Childs and Eli Ulmer, wrote a blog post (Stop Bullying Now: A Safe Learning Environment for All Students) and will give a presentation to the board about bullying. The board will consider adopting the student members’ anti-bullying resolution in support of the inclusion of students in anti-bullying policymaking.
“SBE takes bullying seriously,” said Childs. “We believe all students deserve to feel safe in the classroom, online, and at school sanctioned activities.”
The board will also consider:
The meeting agenda and materials are now available at: www.sbe.wa.gov/materials.php.
Time for public comment will be provided. The public and news media are invited to attend.
About the State Board of Education: The State Board of Education provides advocacy and strategic oversight of public education. The board is comprised of 16 members: five are elected by school board directors, seven are appointed by the Governor, two serve as student representatives, and one serves as a private school representative. The Superintendent of Public Instruction is also a member.