ZERO TOLERANCE FOR BULLYING
  • Petitioned Chenango Valley Central School District

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Chenango Valley Central School District
U.S. Senate
New York State Senate

ZERO TOLERANCE FOR BULLYING

    1. michelle mcmahon
    2. Petition by

      michelle mcmahon

      binghamton, NY

More and more children/teens are committing suicide due to the effects of bullying. I STRONGLY feel that if schools adopt a ZERO tolerance policy, it will make kids think twice about bullying others. The current punishment of "3 day suspensions" is a mini vacation to offenders, and does not teach them anything! Many times after the suspension is over, the offender STILL harasses the victim!!! Zero tolerance to me means that you only get ONE chance, and if you bully. then you pay the consequences, such as the offender being banned from Sports and ALL school events. Send them to an alternate school at their PARENTS expense, NOT the Districts!! Make them go to a group counseling intervention program, again, at the PARENTS expense. Lastly, call an assembly and make the bully apologize to the victim in front of the WHOLE school! I realize that NY State law requires NY schools to provide an education, but if students bully, and harm others....they forfeit that right!! Too many victims have their lives turned upside down by bullying, it affects their education, their social life, and most importamtly their self-esteem and feelings! WHEN are WE going to face the severity of this situation?? It can be prevented!! . Lets enforce a strong policy so that kids today will THINK before bullying someone,  make punishment severe enough to let every one know we have ZERO TOLERANCE for bullying!  It's only going to get worse if we ALLOW it too!! If just ONE of the above punishments were put into place, I bet bullying would decrease immensely! If ONE school sets an example, then more schools will follow. Protect our Children!! PLEASE sign this petition.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 100 signatures
    2. We have now included part of the school's conduct and discipline policy.

      michelle mcmahon
      Petition Organizer

      In the School policy it states that if any STAFF member is the subject of a physical and/or verbal assault or injury by a student, it will result in an immediate administrative response. This response will include, but is not limited to, an out-of-building suspension and/or a Superintendent's hearing, which may result in the student's removal from the CVCSD's program" Shouldn't this policy ALSO include students?? Not just staff?

    3. Reached 25 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Leslie Kudyk CASTLE CREEK, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      I believe this needs to be stopped immediately!

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    • Brianna Fives HARPURSVILLE, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      I've been a victim of bullying myself, and i would wish it upon no one... bullying effects you mentally and emotionally, and it needs to be put to an end. I proudly sign this petition.

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    • Noella Mason GLENDALE, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      My son has been the victim of bullying with little to no punishment going to the offenders. The school "claim" zero tolerance, but the same kid for two years physically assulting my son. Enough is enough...

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    • Kyle Kriete OXNARD, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      In memory of Rachel Ehmke I SUPPORT THIS! RIP Rachel, your story will make a change!!!

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    • cassie svoboda BINGHAMTON, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      I know many kids who have been bullied badly, and i was also bullied by my best friend...... NOT MY BEST FRIEND ANYMORE!!

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