South Hadley School: stop bullying our kids at lunch
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superintendent of south Hadley schools
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high school principal
sean mcniff
school commitee member
kevin mccallister

South Hadley School: stop bullying our kids at lunch

    1. j k
    2. Petition by

      j k

      south hadley, MA

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September 2012

Victory

From Jennifer Kalvinek: with in weeks the had put in place a card reader for students to use.

My 16 yr old daughter, Payton Spinney, attended South Hadley High School and was subjected to repeated bullying and harassment that the school administration did nothing to stop. Payton, who also has a form of autism, would be bullied in the lunch room for having a bright orange pass that means she gets free or reduced school lunch.

In our local community and school district many families use the free and reduced school lunch program as the economy has increasingly worsened. The school has not addressed my concerns about bullying and harassment of those kids that use the lunch passes. Kids are being made to feel less of who they are just because they get a free or reduced school lunch and that is not okay for any family.

No family or student at South Hadley High School or anywhere in the district should have to experience bullying and harassment becuse of food insecurity 17 million go hungry every day in America and no one should be bullied at school because of hunger. That is why I am asking South Hadley High School to stop bullying by using the color coded passes for the school food program and move towards a system that is confidential and values all students.

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    1. domestic abuse victims ans there children need more rights in the courts

      j k
      by j k
      Petition Organizer

      now that Payton is not at the high school anymore , a more pressing issue has arisen. Her step dad has been harassing us through the courts and causing more damage. The sad part is that the courts are telling us that it is legal!

    2. Reached 6,000 signatures
    3. three weeks

      j k
      by j k
      Petition Organizer

      superintendent said to me yesterday . that within three weeks there will be a new system put in place.I consider that a victory! thank you everyone that supported this cause.

    4. our meeting date has changed!

      j k
      by j k
      Petition Organizer

      it just gives us more time to get people involved so that we can make the school understand that in this country, people can stand up and fight for what is right. That is our right as Americans! lets make them listen and change there polices to keep kids from further bullying in our schools.

    5. I think they are starting to listen.

      j k
      by j k
      Petition Organizer

      I had a message from one of the three on my list , asking me what i wanted to change, and how w e could make the changes.

    6. Reached 5,000 signatures
    7. we have gone past 4000 signatures. that is awsome !

      j k
      by j k
      Petition Organizer

      Kevin Mccallister emailed me last night . he wanted me to stop the petition because he had too many signatures from people. they are listening! keep it up. LETS MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

    8. Reached 4,000 signatures
    9. thank you , I have almost 500 of you willing to support our cause. thanks.

      j k
      by j k
      Petition Organizer

      keep on signing so we can show them that it matters.

    10. Reached 250 signatures
    11. south hadley school meeting

      j k
      by j k
      Petition Organizer

      i am willing to stand up and fight for these kids

    12. making free lunch anonymous/wwlp.com

      j k
      by j k
      Petition Organizer

      gets the word out and some focus back on the school...

    13. sent this petition page to as many people as i could . i hope i get support

      j k
      by j k
      Petition Organizer

      I really want people to get motivated to change this belavior

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    • john schaechter CANTON, MA
      • about 2 years ago

      Bullying has to stop.

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    • Alicia McCormack WEST YARMOUTH, MA
      • almost 3 years ago

      When I was in school, I too had those tickets for lunch because we were a low income family. Our tickets were not neon colored yet I was still embarrassed I had to use a ticket at all. I can not imagine having had to have used a BRIGHT NEON colored one, that is HORRIBLE!

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    • Josephine Golixer CORAOPOLIS, PA
      • almost 3 years ago

      South Hadley High should be reported to the State Board of Education for their harassment to their students! We, are so eager to Feed th e Children of other nations, except our on homegrown! Talk about breaking spirits of the youth, I wonder how much funds this district would loose in one day if everyone boycotted this district!

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    • Eric Brown PROVIDENCE, RI
      • almost 3 years ago

      We relay on adults to protect our children. Instead they make a conscious decision to harm the socially and mentally and possibly irreversibly. What's going on?

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    • J W SACRAMENTO, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Supporting education issues; we have a special public million dollar school in Stockton with 55 at-risk students that needs an audit and oversight.

      http://www.change.org/petitions/human-services-projects-inc-options-in-education-inc-protect-foster-youths-education-rights?share_id=xvSfDraVZS&

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